Man rescued from cliffs in South Shields

Gazette News
Gazette News

A MAN has been rescued after becoming trapped on the cliffs at South Shields.

Police received a call from the ambulance service at 7.46pm tonight expressing concern for a man stuck on the rocks at the Leas, near to the Bamburgh pub.

A man climbing on the rocks had become trapped after getting his foot stuck and was unable to get down.

The coastguard and RAF Boulmer were also called in for help and the man was winched to safety.

He is not believed to have been seriously injured.

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