Boy airlifted to hospital with broken ankle after cliff fall at Flamborough

A boy was airlifted to hospital with a broken ankle after falling on the cliffs at Flamborough yesterday (Sunday).

Monday, 1st June 2020, 11:13 am
Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Teamhelp a boy who broke his ankle on the cliffs at Flamborough.

The boy had been scrambling along the bottom of the cliffs when he fell a short distance.

Bridlington Coastguard Rescue were called out by Humber Coastguard, along with Filey Coastguard and Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to help shortly after 2.30pm.

A clifftop system was rigged and two coastguard rescue team members were lowered into the bay to the boy, who was with two members of his family.

Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Teamhelp a boy who broke his ankle on the cliffs at Flamborough.

The teams decided the safest extraction method for the boy was by helicopter so Coastguard Rescue 912 was tasked from Humberside Airport.

A helicopter paramedic was winched down to examine the boy's injury further and support his broken ankle with a vacuum splint.

The boy was then brought onboard the helicopter for onward travel to Grimsby Hospital.

A spokesperson for the coastguard rescue team described the incident as "a long and technical rescue in the hot baking sun with all team members performing exceptionally well".

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