Cliff casualty flown to hospital following a foggy search from emergency service teams

Credit: Colin Wadey, St Bees Lifeboat

The St Bee's RNLI crew were called at around 14.30 on Sunday (1st November) to reports of an injured young male around Fleswick Bay needing assistance.

The lifeboat team launched the rescue in severe foggy conditions. Cumbria Police and the Whitehaven & Maryport Coastguard also assisted the search for the injured man.

Once his location was confirmed, the man was airlifted to hospital and treated for a suspected broken ankle.

This was a great example of a multi agency operation. Our crew would also like to thank Guy Clifford and Dougie Lupton who were fishing nearby and called 999 then helped keep the casualty warm and stable until help arrived."

Dick Beddows, St Bees Lifeboat Operation Manager