Teenagers rescued from cliff face

PUBLISHED: 18:00 14 January 2013

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TWO teenage climbers from Weston were taken to hospital last night (Sun) after becoming trapped on a cliff face.

The Coastguard was called at 5.10pm after reports that one of the 15-year-old boys was stuck on Uphill Wall.

The youngster was caught 40ft up the 110ft cliff face when his safety line snagged one of his ropes, making it impossible for him to move.

The other climber, who had reached the top of the cliff, held on to his friend’s ropes for 45 minutes to make sure he stayed in place until the rescue team got to him.

A Coastguard climber was lowered down the cliff to reach the teenager and secured him into a safety harness.

An ambulance then arrived on scene at 6.20pm to take the boys to hospital, who had become very cold and at risk of getting hypothermia.

A spokesman from the ambulance service said they received no injuries but were taken to Weston General Hospital as a precaution.


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