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Scarborough RNLI lifeboats launch after cliff fall

Lifeboats News Release

Both Scarborough RNLI lifeboats launched on Thursday night when a man fell down a cliff at Cloughton Wyke.

The Coastguards’ rescue helicopter was also scrambled and airlifted the casualty from the bottom of the cliff to the top, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital.

The lifeboats launched at about 7.45pm and were rehoused by about 10pm.

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For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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