Rescue teams called after teenager gets stuck 40 feet up a cliff face in Sunderland

A teenager had to be rescued by emergency services after getting stuck up a cliff in Sunderland.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 7:58 am

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) were called to Ford Quarry in Sunderland just before 8 pm on Tuesday, June 8.

The coastguard has said that a 14-year-old boy was stuck 40 feet up the cliff face in the Quarry and officers set up an immediate rope rescue on arrival.

The boy was brought back to safety and checked by ambulance crews.

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Rescue teams set up a rope rescue on arrival./Photo: Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

Sharing photos and details on the incident on Facebook last night, Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team said: “Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) were called out this evening to Ford Quarry in Sunderland where a 14 year old boy was stuck 40 feet up the cliff face in the Quarry.

“On arrival, Coastguard Officers setup for an immediate rope rescue and lowered one of our rope rescue technicians to the casualty who secured the casualty in our rescue strop and lowered him to safety.

"He was checked over by ambulance crews and handed into police care.”

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The coastguard was called out just before 8 pm on Tuesday, June 8./Photo: Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

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