Air ambulance rescues man after fall from Seaham cliffs

AMBULANCE ALERT: The Great North Air Ambulance takes off from Seaham's seafront.
AMBULANCE ALERT: The Great North Air Ambulance takes off from Seaham's seafront.
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AN air ambulance was drafted in after a man took a tumble on a cliff top.

 The Great North Air Ambulance landed next to the entrance to the North Dock in Seaham after the incident at about 9.30am yesterday.

 An ambulance and a paramedic car were also called.

 The man, who reportedly fell down a bank near to Seaham Beach, was able to walk in to the ambulance and was checked over by a doctor, but was not taken to hospital.

 Derrick Crake, from Deneside, watched as the helicopter and emergency vehicles dealt with the incident.

 He said: “The helicopter came around and I thought he was going to land on the beach.

 “I saw a man get into the back but he didn’t look badly hurt.”