Published: 05/09/2012 10:25 - Updated: 05/09/2012 11:22

Boy rescued from Thurso cliff

Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss – “I commend the courageous actions of the officers to rescue the two youths with potential risk to their own personal safety”.
Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss – “I commend the courageous actions of the officers to rescue the two youths with potential risk to their own personal safety”.

A boy was rescued by police officers in Thurso after they were trapped on a cliff due to sudden incoming tides.

A member of the public alerted police and the coastguard when she spotted two children stuck on the cliff at Victoria Walk on Friday at 3.30pm.

When Police arrived at the cliffs they found one of the boys safely on the beach but with the other still stranded.

Due to the incoming tide and the fading light, two Police officers waded out to the cliff and assisted the youth and guided him to safety. No medical treatment was required.

Area Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss praised the heroics of his staff.

He said: “I commend the courageous actions of the officers to rescue the two youths with potential risk to their own personal safety”.

Police remind members of the public that at this time of year, and with the forecast high winds, the environment can become very unsettled with swift tides and rough sea conditions.

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