Rocks rescue

A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped on rocks on the coast at Clevedon. Crews from Portishead Lifeboat were called out on Wednesday night after coastguards received reports of a person in the water between Ladye Bay and Clevedon P

A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped on rocks on the coast at Clevedon.Crews from Portishead Lifeboat were called out on Wednesday night after coastguards received reports of a person in the water between Ladye Bay and Clevedon Pier.As crews approached the rocks they reported hearing cries for help.Portishead Lifeboat Trust spokesman Dave Herbert said: "We stopped our engines and heard shouts. It still took several minutes to locate the casualty who was now 30ft clear of the water in amongst huge rocks and on a part of the coast only accessible by sea or air."Members of the lifeboat crew, helped by the police helicopter who lit the area, climbed onto the rocks and wrapped the man in a blanket.The RAF helicopter from Chivenor was also scrambled and winched the man off the rocks and took him to Frenchay Hospital.