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Visitors to Durdle Door urged to stay away from cliffs after stranded teenager rescues Bath City News

Visitors to a Dorset beauty spot have been warned to ‘stay away’ from ‘dangerous’ cliffs after emergency services were called over a stranded teenager.

It comes after an air ambulance was called to Durdle Door after a man dislocated his shoulder after performing a ‘gravestone’ jump from the arch into the water earlier this week.

Firefighters, police and coastguard were called at 1:30 p.m. on Friday June 4 to rescue a 14-year-old boy at a beach in Durdle Door, reports the Dorset Echo.

The boy was stranded on a “grassy slope” on the cliffs, about 25 to 30 meters above the beach.

The teenager was rescued and taken down to the beach by the coast guard.

The 14-year-old was not injured, but Dorset Council members subsequently issued a warning to other thrill-seekers.

The council urged tourists not to climb the cliffs, describing it as a “reminder of the perilous and dangerous nature of our beautiful coastline”.

A spokesperson for Dorset Council said: ‘Please stay away from the cliffs.

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“Numerous emergency responders have been called in to rescue a person who was stranded 25m above Durdle Door Beach yesterday.

“Another reminder of the dangerous and dangerous nature of our magnificent coastline.”

A spokesperson for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services has asked visitors not to climb the cliffs, noting that these incidents can “tie up so many of our resources”.

He said: “A team from the Bere Regis fire station as well as technical rescue teams from the Poole fire station and Weymouth fire station as well as an aerial ladder platform, have worked hand in hand with the Lulworth Coast Guard Rescue Team this afternoon to rescue a teenage boy from the cliffs at Durdle Door.

“It’s halfway through and the weather has been great so we know many of you will want to spend it in some of the beauty spots where we are so lucky to be local, but please , do not climb rocks or cliff edges in these areas.

“This incident, and many others like it, is draining so much of our resources. Stay safe everyone.”

A spokesperson for the Lulworth Coast Guard Rescue Team said: “The Lulworth, Kimmeridge and Wyke CRTs as well as a cliff rescue unit from the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, we are in charge of a cliff incident at Durdle Door this afternoon.

“Two cliff technicians, one from Lulworth CRT and one from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services were lowered to an injured man who ran aground on a grassy slope 25-30 meters above from the beach.

“The victim, a young man, was secured in a rescue strop by Lulworth Cliff Tech and with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Tech acting as a guide, the victim was recovered safely from the beach.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-05 16:58:52

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