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Cavehill Belfast: German student rescued after falling close to Napoleon's Nose

A German student is in hospital after falling at Cavehill Country Park in north Belfast.

The 20-year-old woman was found by a passerby who was out walking on Wednesday.

The father of the passerby said his son found a handbag in the area and raised the alarm.

He told BBC NI: "My son and his friends were up jogging round the mountain and found a handbag and identification. They started to look around and they saw a lady lying down the cliff.

"They climbed down the hill and found she was still alive. The alarm was then raised."

A helicopter was used to lift the woman to an ambulance in the area. She is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital where her condition was described as 'stable'.

A PSNI search and rescue team, mountain rescue, the ambulance service and fire service were involved in the operation.

The PSNI  said: "Thank you to the vigilant members of the public who found this girl and stayed with her until help arrived."

The police gave the following safety advice for those who venture out walking on hills;

  • Tell someone where you are going
  • Tell someone when you will be back
  • Carry a mobile phone
  • Wrap up for the weather conditions
  • Carry some food

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