Demonstration of cliff rescue at Burling Gap, Sussex.
Burling Gap, Sussex.
LS. White cliffs and heavy sea. MLS. Men, a rescue team, running along cliff edge carrying equipment. MS. Man setting up a tripod for the life line firing gun, he fastens the gun on top. CS. Another man preparing a charge for the gun. He inserts the charge in the gun. MS. Other men preparing the tripod which carries the stout cable. LS. Lifting heavy cable and tripod into position. MS. Men fastening life line to heavy cable. MS. People looking on, MLS. Man fires the lifeline. CS. Rope running out of box at high speed. LS. Man on rocks at base of cliff pulling in the lifeline, sea breaking over him. LS. People looking on from top of cliff. MLS. Another man walking over the rocks carrying a dummy. MS. People looking on. MLS. Cradle travelling from the cliff towards the rocks. MS. Two men on the rocks hauling the cradle towards them. Cradle arriving at the rocks MCS. Uniformed coast guard giving instructions. CS. Heavy rope being pulled over roller. MLS. Dummy in cradle leaves the rock and starts the journey up the cliff. MS. Men hauling on the ropes. MLS. Dummy travelling upwards. & MS. MS. Hauling. MLS. The dummy arrives at the cliff edge. MCS. Uniformed coast guard holds his hand up to stop. MS. Dummy is lifted over the cliff edge.