Hartland Coastguard and the helicopter were called out to Screda Cove on Saturday as teenager ‘hung on by his fingernails’.

A teenager was rescued from a cliff-face after being found ‘clinging’ to rocks near Hartland Quay on Saturday.

The Hartland Coastguard was called to Screda Cove mid-afternoon to find the boy was ‘hanging on by his fingernails’.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “The team set up for a cliff rescue and lowered a technician to the casualty in record time (all those hours practicing were critical in this case).

“He secured the casualty and then both were lowered to the base of the cliff for the paramedic to check the casualty over and then airlift him up to an HLS set up by the Bude team.

“ He was released back to his family shaken but uninjured thankfully.”

Two other people were also spotted by the Coastguard but these turned out to be local climbers in no danger.

If you spot any incident near the Coast Path or out to sea dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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