Firefighters rescue fallen climber

Sea Walls, Bristol Downs

A 15 year old climber has been rescued by firefighters after he slipped a fell approximately 10 metres.

Firefighters specially trained in rope rescue techniques used their safety at height and confined spaces (SHACS) equipment to reach the casualty, who was suffering from suspected neck and back injuries.

Working alongside paramedics the casualty was assisted on to a spinal board and lifted to safety. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.