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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.


Birdman becomes 'surrogate parent' to pair of penguins

A 30-year-old aquarist who became a 'surrogate parent' to two Humboldt penguins has released them into Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary's penguin enclosure.

Foster dad Todd with his two babies Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Both penguins were hatched in December at another UK wildlife centre and were rejected by their parents.

Todd German, who works as a senior aquarist at the Sanctuary had previously reared many abandoned baby birds and numerous orphaned, oiled and injured seabirds.

He fed Rico and Skipper a special fish soup six times daily with the aid of a syringe and even took them home with him so he could give them their last feed at 10pm.

Rico and Skipper go for a walk – Skipper opting for a ‘lift’ on this occasion. Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Now fully fledged, they have joined 18 full-grown Humboldt’s in the Sanctuary’s new ‘Penguin island’ enclosure

Rico and Skipper weighed a miniscule 67 grams when Todd first adopted them. They now weigh in at four kilos.

I was thrilled to be given the chance to bring up Rico and Skipper. It was hard work, and I’m not sure what the neighbours made of their braying calls in the middle of the night, but it has been a hugely rewarding experience.

– Todd German


Police appeal to trace missing Scarborough teenager

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 13-year-old girl from Scarborough.

Tashanna Walker Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Tashanna Walker was reported missing from home on the afternoon of Sunday March 15.

Police believe she may be heading to London where she has connections and are appealing to anyone who may have seen her to come forward.

She is described as black, around 5ft 7ins tall, with brown eye and long black hair worn in braids.

When she was last seen she was wearing khaki green parker coat, black skinny jeans or leggings, white trainers and was carrying a white bag.

Police are concerned for Tashanna’s welfare due to her age and the belief that she is trying to travel to London on her own.

Police concerned for welfare of missing Scarborough teenager

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl missing from her home in Scaborough.

Zara Surrayah Dunbar Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Zara Surrayah Dunbar was last seen in the town's Falsgrave Road area at around 7.30pm on Monday March 9, 2015.

She is described as white, medium build and 5ft 3in tall. She has a fair complexion, green eyes, and shoulder-length dyed blonde hair which she sometimes wears in a ponytail. He natural hair colour is brown

"We are becoming increasingly concerned for Zara's safety due to her young age and the fact that she has no access to money and her mobile phone is switched off when we have tried to contact her.

Police are actively searching the Scarbrough area to make sure she and well. If anyone has any information that could help the missing person appeal to find Zara , please contact the police without delay."

– PC John Fawcett, Scarborough Police

Police appeal to find missing Scarborough teenager

Police are appealing for help to trace a teenager missing from Scarborough.

Zara Surrayah Dunbar Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Zara Surrayah Dunbar, who is 16-years-old, was last seen in the town's Falsgrave Road area at around 7.30pm on Monday March 9.

Police say she could be vulnerable due to her young age and are concerned that she was no access to money. She has a mobile phone but it was been switched off.

Zara is described as white, medium build and 5ft 3in tall. She has a fair complexion, green eyes and shoulder-length dyed blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a peach and black quilted jacket, light blue jeans, white trainers, and was carrying a large brown holdall bag.

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