Woman in cliff rescue
Chorley Guardian - almost 6 years
Desperately clinging on, this is the dramatic moment a Lancashire woman cheated death on a perilous cliff face just feet from the sea. Stacey Hayes’ frantic screams could be heard up to 300 yards away across the nearby beach as she clung on “by her fingernails” to stop herself falling into the water. Ms Hayes, who is from Leyland, was visiting Cornwall when she became cut off by the tide between Green Bay and Porthcurno Beach. Standing just a foot from the rising waters, her desperate screams were heard by a volunteer coastguard worker Dave Jackson, who works at the open air Minack Theatre nearby. He immediately set a huge rescue operation in motion. He called in coastguards and Ms Hayes was eventually winched to safety by a helicopter from the Royal Naval Air Service. Mr Jackson, 62, who has worked as a volunteer with the Lands End Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team for 42 years, said: “I was taking my lunch break and members of staff came up to me and said, ‘You’d better come and tak...
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