The man and friends had begun climbing from the bottom of the ten metre cliffs when he became stuck on Sunday evening (7 July 2014). His girlfriend called 999 and spoke to Swansea Coastguard who sent the Croyde and Mortehoe Coastguard Rescue Teams to the scene. The teams extracted the man from the cliff side and took him up to the top of the cliffs. He was unharmed by his ordeal.
Swansea Coastguard’s Marc Lancey said:
Even a short cliff can quickly become an arduous climb and cliffs can be crumbly and unstable. Our advice is to only climb cliffs if you are properly trained, have the correct climbing gear with you and have risk assessed the cliffs.
If you see someone in trouble at sea or along the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
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