York & North Yorkshire

Man seriously hurt by falling rocks during cliff work

Great North Air Ambulance
Image caption The Great North Air Ambulance was also involved in the rescue operation

A man has been rescued by coastguards after he was hit by rocks and seriously injured while suspended 100ft (30m) down a cliff in North Yorkshire.

The man, who is in his 40s, was carrying out geological survey work near Boubly when he was hurt at about 1025 BST on Wednesday.

Humber Coastguard, which co-ordinated the rescue, said teams from Staithes and Skinningrove attended.

They recovered the man, who suffered chest and head injuries.

He was flown by Great North Air Ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Paul Chapman, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, said: "This was a difficult rescue transferring a seriously injured man from his harness suspended by his rope into the coastguard stretcher."

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