Norfolk: Birthday man survives 80ft cliff plummet

A 21-year-old man was carried to safety after falling 80ft from a cliff-top while out celebrating his birthday.

Rescuers said he was lucky to survive the fall, which happened early this morning at an area near Sheringham, North Norfolk, known locally as Beeston Bump,

Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard arrived on scene shortly before 7am to help paramedics rescue the young man, who was lying at the bottom of the cliffs with suspected neck and leg injuries.

A helicopter evacuation was not possible due the state of the tide and proximity of the injured man to the cliffs, so coastguard and ambulance crews stabilised and loading him onto a stretcher before carrying him up to a waiting ambulance.

Watch manager Andy Smith said: “This young man who had been out celebrating his 21st birthday was very lucky to survive this fall. We would advise everyone to take care near cliff edges or at the coast.”

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