Rescue teams rush to save man trapped in rocks off Norfolk coast

A rescue attempt is currently underway to save a man trapped between rocks off the Norfolk coast.

The Coastguard said emergency services are cutting through a rock on the East Promenade in Sheringham, as the tide comes in with the water up to his neck.
Rescue teams were called in just after 5.30pm having received a 999 call. Emergency responders are at the scene helping to reassure the man and holding his head above the water.
He has also been given breathing apparatus and a lifejacket. Zach Pedley from HM Coastguard said: ‘This is a very frightening experience for this man.
‘Thankfully someone knew to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard which meant we could send the right response immediately.
Everyone is working together at the scene to keep him calm and safe as we effect the rescue.’

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: ‘We are currently dealing with a protracted incident on East Promenade in Sheringham with our partner agencies. 

‘Please avoid the area to allow our crews to work. Thank you.’


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