Rope res­cue for man who clung to cliff

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN - BY JiM HarDY

A MAN was res­cued after cling­ing to the edge of a 70ft cliff by his fin­ger­tips.

Coast­guard res­cuers pulled him up with a rope after be­ing alerted by some­one who heard his shouts and called 999.

He had stum­bled and fallen 10ft down the sheer cliff in Chal­labor­ough, South Devon.

Res­cuers said the man, a worker from a hol­i­day park, had lost his voice after call­ing for so long.

Coast­guard of­fi­cer Jon Ken­dray said: “This was un­doubt­edly a mo­ment when a life was saved.

“The man was hoarse after shout­ing for help for so long. He wasn’t hurt but was not able to speak.

“This shows how dan­ger­ous cliffs can be and how im­por­tant it is to be care­ful to keep well back.”

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