Cliff rescue for UK Coastguard

HM Coastguard cliff rescue father and son

A father and his seven-year-old son were dramatically rescued from a dangerous incoming tide at Cowden cliffs, near Hornsea in the UK. The father and son had been walking on the beach when the tide started coming in quickly. They tried to climb the 50ft cliff but got stuck about 35ft up and called for help whilst 10ft waves were breaking beneath them.

Hornsea and Bridlington coastguard rescue teams and Hornsea inshore rescue were called to assist, and although they managed to stabilise the casualties on the cliff, they were unable to carry out the full rescue due to the dangerous environment.

The Humberside coastguard helicopter was called in and winched the pair to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Yorkshire ambulance service.

 

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