Belfast Telegraph

Climber airlifted to hospital after falling down Causeway Coast cliff

By Staff Reporter

A Coastguard helicopter was summoned to airlift an injured climber to hospital yesterday after he fell 35ft down a cliff at Murlough Bay on the Causeway Coast.

The man, who is in his 20s, suffered serious injuries in the incident at the popular beauty spot.

HM Coastguard and the NI Ambulance Service were called to the scene of the accident, which happened just after 1pm yesterday.

A Coastguard helicopter was scrambled from Prestwick aerodrome near Ayr in Scotland, and flew to Murlough Bay to rendezvous with rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguards and the NI Ambulance Service.

A rapid response paramedic, an A&E crew and the charity air ambulance also attended the cliff-face rescue operation.

The injured climber was winched aboard the Coastguard helicopter and taken to Belfast City Hospital.

From there, he was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with suspected rib and pelvic injuries.

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