Climber rescued from cliff near Anvil Point, Swanage

HM Coastguard received a 999 call from a climber, at 11:50 yesterday evening (9th June), after another climber became stuck on a cliff near Anvil Point, Swanage.

The pair had spent the day climbing, before one of them became stuck 15 meters from the top of the cliff.

St Albans and Swanage coastguard rescue teams and Swanage RNLI lifeboat were sent. A coastguard rope technician was lowered over the cliff, they secured the climber and brought them safely to the top of the cliff.

Duty Controller for HM Coastguard Dai Jones said: 'The person who called 999 and asked for the Coastguard did exactly the right thing, thankfully we were able to rescue the climber and although they are tired, they are otherwise safe and well.

'Our coastlines are truly beautiful, but they can be dangerous, and the incident tonight is a prime example of how a nice day out can take a dramatic turn. Regardless of how well you know the coast, or how experienced you are in your chosen sport, you can still get caught out. We really do urge people to take extra care in these extraordinary times.'

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