Boy rescued from clifftop

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A BOY had to be rescued from a 100ft cliff from an East Coast resort popular with Sheffield holidaymakers after climbing it for a birthday dare.

The 14-year-old had to be winched to safety by a helicopter after getting stuck as he climbed down the cliff at Sewerby, Bridlington, the coastguard said.

He was 40ft from the beach below when he became stuck as the tide swept in.

His friends called the police and an RNLI lifeboat located the youngster before an RAF helicopter winched him to safety.

Drew Mahood, from Humber coastguard, said: “Climbing on cliffs at any time is an extremely dangerous activity, but the eroding coastline in this vicinity is particularly hazardous.

“This scenario had a happy ending but we are not always so lucky.”