Breaking News

Cyclist injured after 'hit and run'

Pirate FM News

Teenager Plunges Forty Feet Down Cliffs

news-rnli.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:00am 23rd July 2012 (Updated 3:30pm 23rd July 2012)

A teenager who plummeted 40ft from a cliff on the Lizard has died.

He suffered serious injuries after landing on rocks at Cadgwith yesterday afternoon.

Pirate FM has been told the sixteen year old was on holiday with his family when the trip to the Little Beach area went wrong.

Coastguard crews from Mullion and Porthleven were scrambled to the scene, along with the Lizard lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

That airlifted the lad to the Royal Cornwall Hospital after ambulance paramedics had secured him to a stretcher first, but doctors could not save him.

James Instance from Falmouth Coastguard said: "We would like to remind the public if walking along the cliff or coastline to take care and make sure that you are properly equipped for walking along paths. In particular remember to wear sturdy shoes or boots and check the weather forecast before you set out.

"Do not attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are properly equipped and trained to do so. Do not attempt to climb cliffs as a short cut back to the top. Do not attempt self rescue. If you get into difficulty, call 999 and ask for the coastguard."

cadgwith rnli

The Lizard lifeboat helps evacuate the Mullion Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team and a member of the public from the scene

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Mulberry shares plunge 30% after it warns House of Fraser collapse will hit profits

National News: Luxury handbag maker Mulberry has issued a profit warning after the collapse of House of Fraser into administration, shortly before it was bought by Sports Direct.

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

Cornwall News: The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

Trending in Cornwall

BREAKING: Cyclist injured after 'hit and run'

Police launch appeal after incident near Launceston

Baby boy born on rescue helicopter over Cornwall

A mum went into labour during a visit to Scilly

Stolen road sweeper sparks police chase on A38

It was reportedly stopped by a stinger in Plymouth

WATCH: First high-speed train runs from Cornwall to London

The new Intercity Express services are in service

PHOTOS: Rare harbour porpoise off Cornwall

The almost all-white female was with her calf

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall stops actively promoting two beaches

This is amid fears about overcrowding this summer

Taxi drivers handed licences despite convictions

Cases in Cornwall include drink-driving and speeding

Four rescued as blow-up chair drifts off Cornish coast

A broken down jet-ski was towing the inflatable

WATCH: Dolphins filmed feeding off Newquay

The footage of around 15 is lovely!

WATCH: Minister makes pledge on pollution in Cornwall

Plastic waste could be tackled through the tax system

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall