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Girl rescued after falling 200 feet down cliff

Cliffs near holiday park Credit: PA

A teenage girl is in hospital after she fell 200 feet off a cliff in Filey yesterday evening. Her father raised the alarm following the accident just North of Chimney Hole, near Filey.

Coastguard rescue teams training nearby were at the scene within ten minutes. Specially trained cliff technicians were able to descend to the girl and administer first aid until the Coastguard Rescue helicopter arrived and she was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Filey, Scarborough, Burniston, and Bridlington attended along with the inshore lifeboat from Filey.


Police searching for 'young' girl after she fell off a cliff

A girl is recovering in hospital after she fell off a cliff in Filey.

North Yorkshire Police said that a young girl had fallen off the cliff. Coastguard and a police helicopter were sent to search for her but coastguard have confirmed that she has "been recovered" and is in hospital.

Flood prevention work begins to protect Filey

Ground investigations are to be carried out in Filey ahead of a planned £5m scheme aiming to protect hundreds of homes in the town from flash flooding.

A series of boreholes and trial pits will be made in fields to the north and west of the town so soil and rock samples can be gathered and analysed.

The ground investigation work is due to be carried out over two weeks in May, with data about the type and strength of material in the ground set to bolster existing information gathered from previous works and monitoring programmes.

The work is to protect more than 500 homes considered to be at risk from a 'one in 100 year' rainfall event.

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