Emergency services have mounted a rescue mission after a child reportedly fell 20 to 30 feet from a cliff.

Fire and ambulance crews were calls to reports of the child who had become stuck after falling from cliffs near Offham Road in Lewes this afternoon.

The youngster was successfully rescued before being handed over to ambulance crews. An air ambulance also attended the scene.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they were called at 5.12pm to reports of a child who was found 20 to 30 feet down from the clifftop.

The Argus: Police teams at the scenePolice teams at the scene (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A second child was also reported to be in danger but they managed to get to safety by themself.


The fire spokeswoman added: “We sent our remote rescue team in. Ambulance were also in attendance.

The Argus: Air ambulance in nearby fieldsAir ambulance in nearby fields (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

“We were stood down and the child was rescued and handed over to the ambulance crews.”

A Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was also called to the scene and later took off from fields nearby.

Sussex Police, Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service were also in attendance and have been approached for comment.