Teenager helped to safety after getting stuck on Sunderland cliff
Teams of rescuers helped a teenager back onto solid ground after they became stuck on a cliff face while out on Sunderland’s coast.
Sunderland and Seaham’s Coastguard Rescue Teams were joined by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue when they were called out to a spot close to Hendon Grange shortly before 3pm today, Monday, March 29.
Firefighters used a line rescue team to reach the youngster, who had become stranded around 6 metres from the bottom of the cliff, and then helped them to safety.
The incident was the second call out for the Sunderland Coastguard officers, after they attended a callout to the cliffs at Frenchman’s Bay, off The Leas in South Shields, at 7.50am today, where a man died after being found unresponsive.
Northumbria Police has said efforts are ongoing to trace his next of kin.
The crews have issued a reminder in any coast emergency, people should dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.