Man taken to hospital with serious head injuries after falling from 90ft Sheringham cliffs

Sheringham lifeboat action shot. Picture: RNLI

Sheringham lifeboat action shot. Picture: RNLI - Credit: Archant

A man is in hospital today after a dramatic rescue from the coastguards and lifeboat crew.

Sheringham and Cromer crews, as well as the RNLI lifeboat from Sheringham, were involved in a search for a vulnerable man in his 50s last night.

After 45 minutes of searching he was found on the beach after falling from a 90ft cliff, 400m west from the lifeboat house.

Due to the tide being in and the inaccessible location on the beach, the lifeboat, police and coastguards put him in a stretcher and sent him back on the lifeboat.

He was taken to the fisherman's west slipway where his first aid and critical care continued.

An ambulance was called at 10.10pm and after the first ambulance wasn't available, the second one arrived at 10.45pm.

He was found conscious by the ambulance crew and treated by paramedics before being taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at 11.14pm.

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He suffered significant head injuries but they are not thought to be life-threatening.