Airlift for injured teen

HM Coastguard's new SIKORSKY S-92 SAR Helicopters which will replace the iconic RAF Sea Kings Seach and Rescue Service in March.

HM Coastguard's new SIKORSKY S-92 SAR Helicopters which will replace the iconic RAF Sea Kings Seach and Rescue Service in March.

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A teenager was airlifted to hospital by the Coastguard ‘s emergency helicopter after falling and breaking his ankle.

The 14 year old was at the bottom of cliffs below the Abbey Plain when he was injured on Monday afternoon.

Whitby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at the request of the Coastguard. The crew stayed with the boy while the Coastguard retreated to the Abbey to prepare a landing site.

It was intended to transfer him to a land ambulance but the decision was made to fly to James Cook for treatment.

A coastguard spokesperson said: “This was an excellent example of close multi-agency working between ourselves and our colleagues in the RNLI.”