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Tourist rescued after injuring arm in fall at Carrick-a-Rede

By Staff Reporter

Published 28/08/2015

An injured man is helped across Carrick-a-Rede yesterday
An injured man is helped across Carrick-a-Rede yesterday

There was drama on the North Coast yesterday as coastguard and ambulance teams raced to Carrick-a-Rede, where a tourist had been injured while visiting the world-famous rope bridge.

The incident took place on the island at lunch time yesterday.

The injured tourist - who had fallen, injuring his arm - was transferred to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine for treatment after receiving first aid at the scene. Speaking last night, Causeway Coast and Glens independent councillor Padraig McShane praised the Ballycastle Coastguard along with the Ambulance Service, and urged visitors to always keep safety at the forefront of their minds.

"The staff at Carrick-a-Rede have committed themselves to safety first alongside an informative visitor experience," he said.

"It is that commitment to safety that ensures accidents are kept to a minimum.

"The area is, however, hazardous as with any of our natural costal attractions and I can't emphasis enough the importance of individuals being responsible for personal safety."

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