July 28, 2014 9.53 am This story is over 117 months old

Boy rescued from quarry cliff in Lincoln

Dangerous route: Firefighters rescued a 12-year-old boy after he climbed a 30-foot quarry cliff and then fell on a ledge in Lincoln.

Firefighters rescued a 12-year-old boy after he climbed a 35-foot quarry cliff and then slipped onto a ledge in the Greetwell Quarry area in Lincoln.

On Sunday evening, July 27, two boys were playing near the quarry site off Carlton Boulevard when they decided to take a shortcut through the quarry, climbing the cliff face.

One boy then slipped and managed to latch on 20 feet above ground level, while his friend called for help, firefighters said.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene at 7.33pm with specialist rope rescue equipment and brought the stranded boy to safety.

Firefighters said the boy didn’t suffer any serious injuries from the incident.

Later update: Sean King, group manager for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “The two children were out playing and decided they could take a shortcut home by climbing the side of the quarry, which is about 35ft high.

“The incident could have been much more serious if one of the boys had fallen.”