Fallen cyclist rescued in joint emergency services effort

A male cyclist who fell 25m down a cliff in Scarborough has been rescued after a joint emergency services effort this morning.

HM Coastguard, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services, North Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service launched a joint rescue operation after a 999 call was made by a member of the public to the Humber Coastguard Operations Centre just after 11am today (21 November).

The cyclist is believed to have taken the serious tumble into a wooded area after trying to retrieve some of his belongings that had fallen over a railing. 

Scarborough and Filey Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Humberside Coastguard search and rescue helicopter were sent to the scene, along with the other emergency services to try and help extract the man to safety.

After a lengthy and difficult operation to reach the injured man, he was winched onboard the Coastguard helicopter, transferred into the care of the Heli Med on scene and flown to Scarborough Hospital. 

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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