Boy, 13, rescued after cliff top drama at Beeston Bump

Paraglider over Beeston Bump near Sheringham on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Paraglider over Beeston Bump near Sheringham on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

A 13 year old boy has been rescued after getting into difficulty while climbing on cliffs in north Norfolk.

The 13-year-old had been climbing down Beeston Hill, also known as Beeston Bump, in Sheringham but got stuck.

He was spotted by a member of the public who alerted the coastguard and stayed with him until the emergency services arrived.

The UK Coastguard dispatched the Sheringham and Cromer Coastguard teams who rescued the boy from the 207 feet high cliff and well-known Sheringham landmark.

A spokesman for UK Coastguard, who were called about the incident shortly before 5pm last night, said they carried out a 'technical cliff rescue' and brought the boy down to safety.

The spokesman warned cliffs were dangerous places and should not be climbed 'because of the sheer danger involved'.

He added: 'Children will be children but we need to get the message across.'

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Mark Bonnett from Cromer Coastguard said the boy had been met by his parents and the police when he had been rescued.

Mr Bonnett said the whole rescue effort had taken around an hour, with crews leaving the scene at 6pm.

He added: 'The lad was fine, he had just got stuck and could not go any further.'

Jerry Woodley, station officer for Sheringham Coastguard said the boy had been stuck around 60ft down the cliff and that rather than retrieve him form the top they had instead helped him make his way down the cliff to his parents and police who were waiting on the prom. He added: 'He was fine apart from being cold.'

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