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Woman rescued from cliffs after path gives way

The RAF Sea King

The RAF Sea King

A woman had to be winched on-board a rescue helicopter after an accident while out walking with family.

Emergency services were called out at about 5.23pm on Sunday to recover the woman, who had fallen near to the Cleveland Way.

The 44-year-old woman from the Saltburn area, had been out walking with her family near to Boulby when a section of path gave way.

Mike Gallagher, of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, explained how the family had gone into a disused quarry area which is known for fossils.

He said the slope is very steep, with lots of shale, and that the woman had fallen and suffered lower leg injuries.

“She was in considerable pain and found that she was unable to walk,” he added.

“The path the woman was on was near the base of the cliffs and Coastguard decided getting the woman back up to the top of the cliffs was going to be difficult so contact was made with the RAF Sea King which winched her on board.”

 

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