Boy Rescued From Bridlington Cliffs After Dare

A 14-year-old has been winched to safety by a helicopter after becoming trapped down cliffs in north Humberside.

The teenager was 40ft from the beach below when - with the tide sweeping in - he became paralysed with fear. His friends called the police to the scene at Sewerby in Bridlington.

The RNLI Flamborough Head inshore lifeboat found the boy before an RAF helicopter winched him to safety and into the hands of the Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team and his waiting family.

Humber Coastguard Watch Manager Drew Mahood, said: ``We understand that the teenager had descended the cliff as part of a dare on his birthday, but became stuck when the gravity of his situation struck home.

``Climbing on cliffs at any time is an extremely dangerous activity, but the eroding coastline in this vicinity is particularly hazardous.

``This scenario had a happy ending but we are not always so lucky. Hopefully, a lesson has been learned by this individual and his companions.

``Our coastline needs to be treated with respect.''