Two people injured after cliff fall at Robin Hood's Bay

The beach at Robin Hood's Bay.
The beach at Robin Hood's Bay.

Coastguards were called to reports of two people having been injured as a result of cliff debris fall near Robin Hood's Bay.

Whitby and Ravenscar Coastguard Teams were paged to north of Robin Hood's Bay at 3.30pm yesterday (August 29) as well as two senior coastal operations officers from Scarborough and Burniston.

Upon arrival, coastguards found an Ambulance crew already assisting the casualties to the waiting Ambulance at Robin Hood's Bay.

Coastguard crews undertook a search of the area to ascertain whether anyone else was in need of assistance.

Members of the public were also advised to keep an appropriate distance from the base of the cliffs.

With nobody else in the area found to be needing any help, all teams were stood down.

A coastguard spokesman said: "We advise that a good rule of thumb is that you should keep at least the height of the cliff away from the base."