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Flamborough Head cliff fall: girl injured

A 12-year-old girl has been rescued by the coastguard after breaking both her ankles in a fall from cliffs on the East Yorkshire coast.

The girl was walking with her family on a cliff path at Little Thornwick Bay, near Flamborough Head, when she fell on to rocks below.

Her family rushed to a nearby cafe and staff alerted the Humber Coastguard.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield took the girl and her mother, both from Hull, to Scarborough hospital.

'Crumbly' cliffs

A member of staff at the Thornwick Bay Cafe, on North Marine Road, Flamborough, said: "The family came in and said their daughter had fallen and could we get help.

"They'd been on their way down to the beach when the girl slipped and fell on to the rocks below.

"It's lucky that the tide was out. It can be unpredictable because it comes in unevenly because of the shape of the bay."

Mike Puplett, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, said: "If you are walking at the coast, keep well clear of cliff edges and stay on the coastal paths.

"Cliff edges can be crumbly and give way unexpectedly, and they can be slippery in damp weather."

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