Family rescued after breaching coronavirus rules to camp on cliff edge

Coastguards said a couple and child had to be rescued after breaching COVID rules.

Family rescued after breaching coronavirus rules to camp on cliff edge: The family had set up camp in a tent on a dangerous cliff edge. On Saturday Staithes and Whitby Coastguard were called out. After reports of the tent being on top of a cliff. The incident occurred on the North York Moors. Rescuers discovered the family inside the tent and had to give them. “safety advice due to the dangerous location of their tent”. Police also attended the scene due to the breach of lockdown rules.

It is, as yet, unclear if the couple received a fine. A spokesperson for Staithes Coastguard said. “Today’s call was to attend a section of the Cleveland Way to issue safety advice to two adults and a child camping on the cliff edge.

Additionally, an officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breach of coronavirus restrictions. If walking the cliffs please stay on designated footpaths.” Under current restrictions it is illegal to stay away from home overnight in England.


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