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Archived news releases from Kent Fire and Rescue Service

This page contains a searchable archive of news releases from January 2013 until August 2014.

News releases from September 2014 and onwards can be found here:

Firefighters called to rescue stranded climber from cliff

Publication date
07 August 2014
News release text
A climber had to winched to safety by firefighters after getting stuck 25 metres from the top of a cliff this evening, (Thursday). 
 
The man, in his early-twenties, had been stranded on Abbot’s Ciff  near to Capel-le-Ferne for about 45 minutes, while his climbing partner managed to climb to the top and call the emergency services just before 7pm. 
 
Two fire engines from Folkestone, the specialist line rescue team from Deal fire station, coastguard, police and the Hazardous Area Response Team responded to the man's plight. 
 
Folkestone Watch Manager, Chris Redmond said: “Crews worked quickly to find the man and used specialist line rescue equipment to reach him. He was placed in a rescue sling and winched up to the top safely by one of our line rescue team from Deal. 
 
“We are pleased to have had such a successful outcome and that the man had no apparent injuries.”
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