Lyme Regis coastguards called to ‘man stuck on cliff’

A man was seen climbing the cliff at Black Ven, between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, shortly before the arrival of the coastguards (photo by Jeanne Goodridge)

LYME Regis coastguards were called to reports of a person stuck on the cliff above Black Ven, between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, on Monday evening. 

The coastguards were called at 6.21pm to help the man, who had reportedly been scouring the site of the town’s old rubbish tip for glass.

On arrival at the scene, the team searched the cliffs with searchlights while the officer in charge gathered more information.

After speaking to the first informant, it was established that the person seen had managed to get off the cliff and had left the immediate location.

A photo of a man on the cliff was captured shortly before the coastguards arrival by LymeOnline reader Jeanne Goodridge (pictured above).

A spokesperson for Lyme Regis Coastguard said: “We would like to thank the person for advising the coastguard. The cliffs are extremely unstable and dangerous especially after the recent extreme weather.

“This area also contains very large areas of very soft mud which can trap you very quickly. Please don’t put yourself or others in harm’s way.

“For emergencies on the sea, cliff, river, mud, harbour and beach, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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