Coastguard comes to aid of cut off walker

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A walker had to be rescued by two coastguard teams when he tried to escape high tide this evening (Saturday).

The holidaymaker was walking near Robin Hood’s Bay when he started getting cut off by the water. He tried to clamber up the cliffs but found himself in a precarious position and rang the police when he got stuck.

Whitby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.46pm but when crews arrived they discovered the man was on the cliff face and coastguard teams would need to be drafted in.

Teams from Whitby and Ravenscar attended and clambered down the cliff and brought him to safety.

A spokesperson for the Humber Coastguard said: “He is completely fine and clambered a little way up the cliff but that put him in a precarious position.

“We would recommend that people get away from the water but then stay where they are. He did not realise that the tide was coming in and we would always recommend people check tide times before heading out on to the beach.

“On this occasion he called the police who alerted us but we would also recommend that people call the coastguard.”

All teams have now been stood down.