Coastguard Rescues Two People Found Clinging to Cliff in Southern England

Two people were rescued after they were discovered grasping to a cliff-face, footage released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on October 28 showed.

A member of the public heard the two people’s cries and rang for help, according to the agency. Boscastle, Hartland and Bude Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Coastguard helicopter from Newquay went to help. A paramedic winchman recovered both people from the cliff. Both people were “fine,” the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

Video posted by the agency shows the rescue, which, according to the timestamp on the video, occurred on October 24. In a Facebook post, they said, “We’re told tides are at their highest at this time of year, as these two found out to their peril, when they tried to scale a cliff to escape the incoming water.”

“Tides can be extremely dangerous if you take your eye off them,” the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, “sneaking up on you before it’s too late, catching anyone out. And it happens. Every day. We’ve sent help to hundreds of callers who have been cut off and trapped by incoming tides already this year.”

The agency advised the public to check tide times before getting into the sea. Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency via Storyful

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