Dramatic Footage Shows Rescue Of Man Who Fell 16 Feet From Cliff Into Sea

  • Post author:
  • Post published:22/06/2021
  • Post category:Emergency
  • Reading time:2 mins read

This is the moment rescuers save a man who fell five metres from a clifftop into the sea.

The incident took place off the seafront promenade in the town of Torredembarra in Spain’s Tarragona Province on the afternoon of Thursday 17th June.

According to newspaper Diari de Tarragona, the man who lives nearby was apparently in difficulties and having some kind of seizure when he was spotted by another local.

The rescue of a man who fell off a cliff in Torredembarra, in June 2021. ( @CreuRojaTGN/Newsflash)

He called the police and also called for an ambulance. However, by the time cops arrived on the scene, the man had fallen into the sea.

Footage taken from the five-metre- (16.4-in-) high clifftop shows how there was a heavy swell with waves pounding the cliff face just after the man fell.

Numerous rescue teams were activated, and officials managed to get the man to attach a cord they had dropped to him around his waist.

The rescue of a man who fell off a cliff in Torredembarra, in June 2021. ( @CreuRojaTGN/Newsflash)

The clip shows how the man is sat atop a rock in the water with the cord attached to him before a wave sweeps him into the sea again.

The video also shows how other rescuers, including one holding onto a floatation device and another riding a speedboat, can be seen trying to reach him, albeit unsuccessfully.

According to local media, the man was winched to safety by a helicopter, which can be heard in the clip hovering overhead, from the Maritime Rescue service.

The rescue of a man who fell off a cliff in Torredembarra, in June 2021. ( @CreuRojaTGN/Newsflash)

He was taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening head injuries.

The Maritime Rescue posted the footage to Twitter and advised residents to take extra care along the coast during bad weather.

The man’s identity has not been divulged, with the only information being that he was a local resident.

close

Don’t miss Our New Story!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.