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.”