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Shocking pictures show how family pitched their tent on crumbling cliff edge just after landslips

This is the shocking moment a family was rescued from the brink of danger after choosing to camp out on a cliff edge just days after a series of landslips in the area.  

The family of two adults and a child put up a tent on a section of the Cleveland Way, a national trail which runs 110 miles between Helmsley and the Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire.

After the family were spotted in the precarious location, coastguard rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby travelled to them on Saturday.

A family of two adults and a child put up a tent on a section of the Cleveland Way, a national trail which runs 110 miles between Helmsley and the Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire

A family of two adults and a child put up a tent on a section of the Cleveland Way, a national trail which runs 110 miles between Helmsley and the Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire

A family of two adults and a child put up a tent on a section of the Cleveland Way, a national trail which runs 110 miles between Helmsley and the Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire

They were issued with safety advice due to the dangerous siting of their tent and were made aware of recent landslips in the area.

An officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breaching coronavirus restrictions.

It is not yet known whether the family was issued with any fixed penalty notices.

A spokesperson from Staithes Coastguard said: ‘Safety advice was given from coastguard rescue officers due to the dangerous location of their tent, especially with recent landslips.

‘If walking the Cleveland Way please stay on designated footpaths.

‘If you see anyone at risk or in danger at the coast, immediately call 999 and ask for the coastguard.’

After the family were spotted in the precarious location, coastguard rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby travelled to provide them with safety advice on Saturday, while police also attended due to breaching coronavirus restrictions

After the family were spotted in the precarious location, coastguard rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby travelled to provide them with safety advice on Saturday, while police also attended due to breaching coronavirus restrictions

After the family were spotted in the precarious location, coastguard rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby travelled to provide them with safety advice on Saturday, while police also attended due to breaching coronavirus restrictions

Just weeks ago, Teesside Live reported how a warning had been issued over a large landslip on Cleveland Way.

People were urged to avoid a footpath on Huntcliff, which had crumbled during Storm Christoph.

Witnesses say that large chunks of the footpath are falling, leaving it in a dangerous condition.

The path, which is between Skinningrove and Saltburn, is regularly used by walkers and runners.

Redcar and Cleveland Council closed the section of the path while officers inspected the site. 

Under current national lockdown restrictions in England, staying away from home overnight is illegal except for essential purposes. 

The location of the tent was especially dangerous considering that landslips had occurred in the same area in recent days

The location of the tent was especially dangerous considering that landslips had occurred in the same area in recent days

The location of the tent was especially dangerous considering that landslips had occurred in the same area in recent days

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