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.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 8:34 pm

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.

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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.

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A photo shared by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team following the rescue effort.

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.

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