Youngster rescued from cliff edge by emergency crews - as service issues warning to weekend coastal walkers
Emergency services have issued a warning to coastal walkers this Easter weekend after several teams were called to rescue a boy who got stuck on cliffs over the past week.
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service was called in to perform a rescue operation on Monday, March 29, with crews from South Shields, Hebburn and Sunderland intervening to guide the youngster to safety.
The service says the youngster required emergency assistance after becoming trapped near the cliff edge.
In light of the incident, the emergency rescue service has warned borough walkers area to keep their distance when approaching cliff faces in the area.
Just over two months ago, a partial cliff collapse at Marsden Bay was witnessed by group of beach-walkers.
"Please take care,” the service has told residents and visitors this weekend.
"Cliffs are more unstable than they look - falls and landslides can happen without warning.”