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Climber (20s) airlifted after falling 12m from cliff face

A man in his early 20s has been taken to hospital after falling 12 metres from a cliff face in Co Antrim.

The incident happened on Monday in Murlough Bay, a scenic area located on the north coast.

Ballycastle and Coleraine coast guards were tasked to the scene, having received a call at around 1pm.

They were accompanied by the Rescue 199 helicopter which made its way from Prestwick in Scotland, as well as the Air Ambulance and a ground ambulance crew.

The injured man was transferred to Belfast City Airport by helicopter, and then brought onward to Royal Victoria Hospital to be treated for rib and pelvic injuries, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

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