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PHOTOS: Walker found clinging to 40m cliff edge

PHOTOS: Walker found clinging to 40m cliff edge

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:02am 29th October 2018. (Updated at 7:04am 29th October 2018)

A walker has been found clinging to the side of a 40m cliff on the Cornish coast.

Rescuers were called after the man got into difficulty in Falmouth.

Coastguard crews found him about half way up on a small ledge.

The team managed to use a harness and rope to get him down safely and into a lifeboat.

It happened between Swanpool and Gylly on Friday afternoon.

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A walker has been rescued after he got stuck on a cliff in Falmouth

"Team tasked to a report of a male stuck on a cliff between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase, Falmouth.

"Falmouth Lifeboat and Porthoustock coastguard rescue team where also tasked to assist.

"On scene we found a male clinging to the cliff face on a small ledge, around half way up a 40m cliff.

"A specialist rope rescue technician was deployed, given the restricted space on the cliff top, an ‘indirect setup’ was utilised to lower him to the casualty.

"The casualty was placed into a harness and both he and our Rope Tech where lowered to the waiting inshore lifeboat below. The casualty was then embarked and our team member recovered to the top.

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He was found clinging on a small ledge about half way up the 40m cliff face

"Great team work as always.

"Thanks also to Porthoustock CRT for the turnout.

"The casualty was walking between the two beaches on the rocks and got cut off by the tide.

"Trying to escape the water, he tried to climb the cliff and found himself stuck.

"With the cliffs crumbling around him, he very sensibly stayed where he was and awaited help."

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team

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Crews used a harness and rope to safely lower him into a lifeboat

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