On Friday 8 January 2016, two teenagers were rescued after becoming trapped on a cliff face in Rupert’s Bay.
Emergency Services were contacted at 18.45hrs reporting that two males had been walking and now found themselves unable to return to the beach area. One of the teenagers had fallen around 30 meters down the rock face before rescuers arrived.
The Fire service, assisted by the Police and the Sea Rescue service, attended the area. The Fire Service, using specialised rope rescue equipment were able to reach the boys and bring them to safety.
The teenagers were taken to the Hospital for a check-up, and fortunately, they only suffered minor cuts and bruising.
Whilst this incident had a safe outcome, it’s important that members of the public are extra careful when walking around cliff areas and rock faces, as a simple slip could have dramatic consequences.
Alan Thomas, Fire Brigade Manager said:
“It was a difficult rescue due to the location, with limited working space and failing light. But it was excellent team work from all involved in the emergency services – and I would also like to thank Anthony Green and Clayton Yon for their assistance in the rescue. Our joint work led to both youngsters being brought to safety”.
13 January 2016