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Woman rescued from Divis Mountain via Facebook

A woman has been rescued from Divis Mountain in Belfast after being found by a passer-by whose Facebook post alerted emergency services on Saturday morning.

The rescue operation took place at around 11.30am.

A jogger spotted the injured woman but couldn’t contact the emergency services.

Ian Graham, from the Coastguard in Bangor, said: “It seems the woman who found the injured party could not get any phone signal but was able to connect to her Facebook page and posted a message there.

"One of her friends saw the message and contacted the Coastguard on 999. We simply relayed the message through to the police and ambulance."

"A police helicopter was deployed but was not required as the ambulance service had found the lady," he said.

A PSNI spokesman confirmed the police helicopter was deployed to the scene, adding it did not assist with the rescue and did not take the injured woman to hospital.

It’s understood the woman suffered a suspected broken leg.

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