Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Woman rescued after fall from cliff

A Northern Ireland woman has been winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after she fell more than 100 metres while walking along the highest sea cliff in Europe.

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter was scrambled after the emergency at Slieve League cliffs in south west Donegal last night.

Following a search lasting several hours, volunteers from Donegal Mountain Rescue and the Killybegs Coast Guard located the woman after she fell down a gully.

Vera Flynn (71), from Co Down, became separated from her sister earlier in the day and family members raised the alarm after she was overdue.

Ms Flynn, who was reported to be uninjured, was taken to Sligo General Hospital for observation.

Mr Alex Graham, a brother-in-law of Ms Flynn, expressed his thanks on behalf of the family to her rescuers.

More than 50,000 tourists visit the renowned, 1,972ft-tall attraction each year.

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