December 5 2013 Latest news:
Steve Downes, Reporter
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A warning has been issued by rescue experts after a man went over a north Norfolk cliff yesterday.
The man, believed to be in his late 30s, plunged from the cliff at Trimingham, near Mundesley, at about 4.30pm.
Police raced to the scene, to quickly be joined by Cromer Coastguard, the Mundesley Volunteer Inshore Lifeboat and paramedics who treated the casualty at the bottom of the cliff.
At 6.12pm the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance arrived and he was flown to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening and it is believed he broke some bones from the fall.
Jerry Woodley, Sheringham Coastguard station officer, said: “We advise people not to walk along the edges of cliffs as they are unstable and made of sand. If anyone finds themselves over a cliff then sit still and if anyone sees someone over a cliff don’t climb to get them because we could end up with multiple injuries. Dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
“By and large we do see more of this kind of thing in the summer because the visitors are not aware of the cliff dangers, as local people are.”