A Couple Slammed For Camping With Child On Edge Of Cliff In Yorkshire

Posted by Abdul Rafay in News On 28th February 2021
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A couple in Yorkshire has been slammed for camping with their child on the sting of a cliff. The child’s mother and father set up camp alongside the Cleveland Approach path in Staithes, which had recently undergone devastating landslides.

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The parents accompanied their child on the Cleveland Way trail in Staithes, which has recently been devastated by landslides.

The tent can be seen just meters from the edge of the cliff, which is measured to be about 666 feet high.

The Coastguard was dispatched to transport the family out of the area.

Credit: Staithes CG
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Parents were also lectured by North Yorkshire Police about violating Covid lockdown restrictions.

Today's call was to attend a section of the Cleveland Way to offer safety advice to two adults and a child camping on the cliffside, according to the Staithes Coastguard.

"An Officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breach of coronavirus restrictions.

Credit: Staithes CG
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"Safety advice was given from Coastguard Rescue Officers due to the dangerous location of their tent, especially with recent landslips.

"If you see anyone at risk or in danger at the coast, immediately call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

The couple has been mocked on social media for their risky holiday spot.

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One person wrote: "Horrendous! The child must have been petrified camping so close to that edge. They need to be severely punished for this!"

Another said: "Not just being stupid for themselves & putting a child in danger but using up valuable time with the coastguard when they could be elsewhere."

While one wrote: "Beggars belief! You can see where the ground has partially broken away! Braindead"

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It comes just weeks after a rescue volunteer sustained horrific injuries while attempting to support two Covidiots, leaving him crippled from the neck down.

When two wild campers got into trouble in the Lake District, Chris Lewis, 60, and other volunteers were dispatched.

The two had traveled hundreds of miles in defiance of lockdown restrictions before calling 999 in the middle of the night when one of them started to feel chest pains.

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Chris and his Patterdale Mountain Rescue colleagues set out to assist the men, but he plunged 500 feet down a ravine near Kirkstone Pass.

He was taken to the hospital with numerous facial fractures and spinal cord injuries.

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