Belfast Telegraph

Man taken to hospital after Belfast Cave Hill fall

By Rebecca Black

A man is in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital after a fall in the Belfast Hills.

The man was injured when he fell from Cave Hill in the north of the city.

The PSNI called in the Irish Coastguard helicopter from Dublin to aid with the man's rescue at around 5.45pm yesterday.

The helicopter was forced to circle overhead close to the sheer cliffs and treetops as police and medics guided it to the victim.

The injured man was eventually airlifted out of the area and subsequently taken by ambulance to hospital.

It's not clear if the man was climbing the cliffs or how he came to fall from the landmark which is a popular area for ramblers and mountain bikers.

Cave Hill is also known as Napoleon's Nose because of its resemblance to the profile of the French Emperor.

It is also thought to be the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Swift imagined that Cave Hill resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city.

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