Multi-agency response to rescue man trapped on rocks off Norfolk coast
HM Coastguard is currently coordinating the rescue of a man who got his leg trapped in the rocks while the tide was coming in.
A 999 call was received just after 5.30pm today (28 July) about the man’s plight. Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard Rescue Teams have been sent along with Sheringham RNLI Lifeboat, Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, Norfolk Police and East of England Ambulance Service.
Although the water has come in a fair way, the emergency responders are on scene helping to reassure him and holding his head about the water. He has also been given breathing apparatus and a lifejacket.
Fire officers are currently working to cut through the rock to rescue the man.
Zach Pedley from HM Coastguard said: ‘This is a very frightening experience for this man. Thankfully someone knew to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard which meant we could send the right response immediately. Everyone is working together at the scene to keep him calm and safe as we effect the rescue.’
The incident is ongoing and we have no further information at this time.