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Coastguard warns against using short cuts after man falls down cliff

PUBLISHED: 08:36 02 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:17 02 August 2020

The East Anglian Air Ambulance which was called out on Saturday, August 1, 2020, after a man fell from a cliff in Mundesley. Picture: Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard

The East Anglian Air Ambulance which was called out on Saturday, August 1, 2020, after a man fell from a cliff in Mundesley. Picture: Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard

Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard

Coastguard teams have put out a stark warning against using cliffs as a short cut to the beach after a man fell from a height.

An air ambulance was called after a man fell on cliffs near Mundesley Holiday Park on the north Norfolk coast. Picture: CoastguardAn air ambulance was called after a man fell on cliffs near Mundesley Holiday Park on the north Norfolk coast. Picture: Coastguard

Around 1.50pm on Saturday, August 1, a man fell from a cliff near Mundesley holiday park, prompting a call out for Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

An air ambulance was called after a man fell on cliffs near Mundesley Holiday Park on the north Norfolk coast. Picture: CoastguardAn air ambulance was called after a man fell on cliffs near Mundesley Holiday Park on the north Norfolk coast. Picture: Coastguard

The man was three quarters of the way up the cliffs and put onto a stretcher before being transferred to the care of the air ambulance.

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Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard tweeted: “An incident which could have be easily avoidable by not climbing or using the cliffs as a short cut to the beach. Stay to public footpaths to get to the beach safely.”

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Around the same time a woman fell at Coal Yard slip in Mundesley.

Bacton Coastguard tweeted they were called to the scene while a lifeguard and first responder were giving the woman first aid.

The woman was taken to an ambulance for further care.


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