Belfast Telegraph

Carrick-A-Rede rambler airlifted to hospital

By Lesley Houston

A woman had to be airlifted by a naval helicopter from one of the north coast's most popular tourist attractions after injuring her ankle.

The woman in her 60s is understood to have gone over on her ankle late yesterday afternoon while walking on Carrick-A-Rede Island, the small rocky outcrop attached to the mainland by the world famous rope bridge of the same name.

A Royal Navy chopper had to be summoned from Prestwick in Scotland and was able to land and come to the stricken woman's aid on the island, between Ballycastle and Ballintoy

She was then ferried by air to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine a short distance away, where she was last night described as being in a stable condition.

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