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Man falls 70ft onto rocks at Northern Ireland harbour

By Jonathan Bell

A man has fallen 70ft onto the rocks at Ballintoy Harbour in Co Antrim.

It happened around 6.30pm on Thursday. The man had been walking with a friend when he fell from Elephant Rock.

Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard teams along with the lifeboat from Portrush attended the scene to help in the rescue.

The casualty was taken from the rocks by the lifeboat where he was stablised before being taken to the shore.

The Ambulance service sent a rapid response crew and an A&E crew to the scene.

The charity Air Ambulance was also scrambled to the scene.

While his injuries are not known at this stage the man was said to be alert and talking to those that came to his aid.

A spokesman for the Ambulance Service added: "Following initial assessment and treatment of the patient, who was conscious and breathing, he was airlifted from the scene for further treatment at the Royal Victoria Hospital."

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