A BOY had to be rescued after getting trapped on the cliff edge of a quarry.

Firefighters took nearly two hours to help the boy after he got stuck in Cross Hill Quarry in Clitheroe at around 4.30pm on Sunday.

Two fire engines from Clitheroe and Padiham, an aerial ladder platform from Hyndburn and a rope rescue team from Chorley were involved in the rescue.

A fire spokesman said the boy, who is understood to be in his early teens, was uninjured.

He was about 10 metres above ground and firefighters used a harness to get him down.