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UK NewsA man has been rescued after being trapped in rocks, with water up to his neck, trying to help child

21:10  29 july  2019
21:10  29 july  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Man with water up to his neck freed after trying to help child

Man with water up to his neck freed after trying to help child Rescuers have freed a man who had water up to his neck after getting his leg trapped in rocks off the coast of Norfolk. Emergency responders worked to reassure the man and keep his head above water, with the tide having started to come in by the time he got stuck by the East Promenade in the seaside town of Sheringham. The incident happened after he tried to help his child who had slipped, and the man's leg then reportedly became wedged between two boulders. The Coastguard said it received a call just after 5.30pm and he was not freed until around 9.15pm - almost four hours after the 999 call was made.

Firefighters cut through rocks as they battled to save the man after he trapped his leg near the East Promenade in Sheringham, Norfolk. Emergency services were called at 5.30pm and a co-ordinated rescue effort led by Cromer and Sheringham coastguard managed to save the man after the water

EMERGENCY crews are desperately trying to free a man ' up to his neck ' in water amid incoming tides after getting his leg stuck in rocks on a UK The man is said to have been given breathing equipment and a lifejacket as crews attempt to release him. It was high tide and water was coming

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A man who was trapped in between rocks in the sea with waves beginning to crash over him was freed after spending more than four hours in the water.

Firefighters battled to free the man by cutting through rocks as they held his head above the rising tide.

He had become stuck after in rock pools near the East Promenade in Sheringham, Norfolk, on Sunday, and needed rescue teams from across the emergency services to get him out.

A man has been rescued after being trapped in rocks, with water up to his neck, trying to help child © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

BBC Norfolk reported the man, who was in his 20s, had got into trouble after going to rescue a toddler from the sea.

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And firefighters are desperately working to cut through the rock . Stuart Facey, who was walking his dog when the Coastguard arrived, said: "I saw HM Coastguard said in a post on Facebook: “Although the water has come in a fair way and the man is currently up to his neck , the emergency responders

A man who was trapped in the rocks at Sheringham beach and up to his neck in water with the incoming tide has been freed. Cromer and Sheringham Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent along with Sheringham RNLI Lifeboat, Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, Norfolk Police and East of England

Rescue operation

Retired Coastguard station manager Stuart Facey told North Norfolk News he was walking his dog when the Coastguard arrived.

"I saw someone obviously stuck in the rocks, it was high tide and water was coming over him so it was a very scary situation," he said.

"I've seen people climb into the cavities in the rocks and the problem is that even if you are able to move a rock to free someone who is stuck, another can fall into its place, it can be a life or death situation."

Firefighters had to cut through the rocks Photo: Lissy Jackson/PA Wire

Water up to his neck

Emergency services were called at 5.30pm on 28 July and a co-ordinated rescue effort led by Cromer and Sheringham coastguard managed to save the man after the water rose up to his neck at high tide.

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A man who was trapped in rocks with the tide coming in and water up to his neck has been freed, after a four-hour ordeal. Emergency services were called at 5.30pm and a co-ordinated rescue effort led by Cromer and Sheringham coastguard managed to save the man after the water rose up to his

Rescue teams had to cut through rocks in a desperate bid to save a trapped man as water from the incoming tide reached his neck . He was freed four hours after he trapped his leg near the East Promenade in Sheringham, Norfolk, on Sunday.

He was given a life jacket and breathing apparatus as his rescuers held his head above water while cutting through the rocks.

Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, and the East of England Ambulance Service were at the scene alongside Sheringham RNLI.

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A man has been rescued after being trapped in rocks, with water up to his neck, trying to help child

The Coastguard tweeted: "The news we've been waiting for: Man trapped in rocks at Sheringham has been rescued. All safe. Well done to everyone involved."

Sam Stockdale, senior maritime operations officer from HM Coastguard, said: "It's such good news that this man has been freed. We often talk about how training matters between the various frontline responders and today has shown just why it does. Everyone worked together on scene to look after the man and also to free him as soon as was practically possible."

Hazardous

Witness Lissy Jackson said: "I saw a number of rescue workers at the scene, all crowded round the rocks attempting to free the man. He had an injured/trapped leg so they did not have much success. I later then saw two large trucks pull in, with equipment to aid in breaking to rocks to break the man free."

Harry Weaver, a Sheringham resident who lives close to the promenade, said he had seen a specialist Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) ambulance heading towards the scene shortly after 8pm.

He said: "The incident itself is blocked from view, I just saw the coastguard fly down at first followed by fire, ambulance and later more specialist fire appliances."

The man was taken to hospital by the East of England Ambulance Service.

Additional reporting by PA

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