8-year-old boy rescued from cliff face in Torquay

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(Last Updated On: May 16, 2019)

An 8-year-old boy was rescued from a cliff face in Torquay after being stuck last night, Wednesday 15th May.

The boy’s mum alerted emergency services to the incident in Chaple Hill Woods off Newton Road at around 7.30pm.

The boy was stuck approximately 40ft high on the rock face.

Devon and Somerset Fire and rescue service said on their website:
“An appliance and an Aerial Ladder Platform from Torquay along with a specialist rescue team from Camels Head were immediately mobilised by Fire Control.

“On arrival the Incident Commander confirmed that an 8 year old boy was stuck on a rock face in a Quarry. Crews quickly got to work to rescue the boy using safe working at height equipment,”

The dramatic rescue was caught on camera, shown here on Spotted Torquay.

Once rescued the boy was checked over by Ambulance crews.

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