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Elderly man is rescued after fall on coastal path

By Nevin Farrell

Published 21/12/2015

Rescuers attend to injured man on Causeway Coast Way
Rescuers attend to injured man on Causeway Coast Way

Coastguard teams were tasked to help rescue an elderly man who fell and suffered a suspected broken ankle at one of Northern Ireland's top walking routes.

A Belfast Coastguard spokesman confirmed they were tasked to an area near Ballintoy harbour in north Antrim at 12.43pm yesterday to help take the injured man from an inaccessible area to a waiting ambulance.

The man was on the Causeway Coast Way, part of the Ulster Way.

The walk is a 33-mile route along the most celebrated stretch of coastline in Northern Ireland.

Rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine coastguard were scrambled.

It is understood the man had fallen after heavy rain made walking conditions difficult.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service despatched paramedics to the scene and removed the casualty to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

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