The cliffs to the south of the disused lighthouse were the scene of a dangerous rescue yesterday. A visitor to the area, who did not give his name, seems to have attempted to climb the cliff face during the morning.
His friends said that he climbed about three quarters of the cliff before he became stuck and was unable to climb any further, or return to the beach.
He remained stranded there for an hour before the cliff rescue team arrived and began to try and reach him. Unfortiunately they were unable to climb down to him as the loose rock would have fallen onto him, and could have knocked him from the side of the cliff.
A coastguard rescue helicopter was called and when it arrived one of the crew was winched down to the cliff to secure the stranded tourist.
Once it was safe to move, the helicopter lifted both the crewman and the tourist to the top of the cliffs.
The tourist was extremely embarrased at the situation he had found himself in and quickly returned to his friends and then left the area.