A TEENAGE boy suffered severe injuries after falling 130ft from a cliff edge.
A rescue operation was launched after the 14-year-old landed on a beach in Easington at around 4.20pm on Saturday.
Police, paramedics, the coastguard and RNLI lifeboats were all called to the incident.
The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) was also used to fly the boy to hospital.
The teenager is said to be in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
A spokesman for the GNAA said: “A teenage male patient was reported to have fallen 40 metres off the cliff edge and was found at the beach level.
“After an assessment at scene he was flown to James Cook University Hospital in a serious condition.
“This was a multi-agency opperation with Durham Police, coastguard, North East Ambulance service and RNLI lifeboats all being called to the incident.”