Man badly hurt in dog rescue

A MAN was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries in a fall from cliffs at Cloughton while trying to rescue his dog.

Coastguards were alerted and the incident was reported to police at about 4.10pm yesterday. A police spokesman said: “A couple who were on holiday in the area were walking along the cliff top when their dog fell off the cliff. The man attempted to climb down to rescue the dog but fell and sustained serious injuries.”