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Boy injured after falling off cliff at Castlerock

A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling up to 20ft (6m) off a cliff on Sunday.

According to the BBC, the boy sustained head and leg injuries after the incident at Castlerock in Londonderry.

Paramedics were called to the scene at around 6.10pm on Sunday, May 21.

John McPoland of the Ambulance Service said: "We received reports that a 12-year-old male had fallen on to the rocks at the beach. We dispatched a rapid response paramedic and an accident and emergency crew."

The paramedics requested assistance, and were soon joined by Coastguard rescue teams from Coleraine and Ballycastle. They lifted him by stretcher from the rocks.

He was then transferred to the care of paramedics who brought him to the Causeway Hospital.

A spokesperson for Coleraine Coastguard said: "This incident demonstrates again the need for caution near cliff edges and slopes."

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