Boy, 12, rescued from Marloes beach cliff face

A 12-year-old boy had to be rescued by a coastguard team after becoming stuck on a cliff while beach combing.

Milford Haven coastguards said the boy's father rang 999 from Marloes beach in Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire.

The Dale and Broadhaven coastguard rescue team found him and lowered him to the beach. He was uninjured except for grazes to his legs.

Milford Haven Coastguard Edward Perkins Watch Officer said: "Cliffs can present challenging conditions."

Coastguards said they had the call to alert them to the incident at about 1412 BST.

The boy was on holiday with his family from Shropshire.

The told coastguards he had been collecting bits of wood and nets from the beach when saw some old rope 25 metres (80ft) up the cliff.

He decided to climb up to it and realised he could not get down. He instead got onto a ledge and was said to be "safe but scared".

Mr Perkins added: "This parent did exactly the right thing in calling for expert help from the coastguard.

"Our teams are fully trained and equipped for such rescue procedures. If you see someone in trouble dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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