Belfast Telegraph

Stranded walkers rescued at cliffs

By Claire Harrison

SIX people have been taken to safety in a major rescue operation after becoming stranded at the foot of cliffs at Fair Head.

Belfast Coastguard received a 999 call just before 3.30pm yesterday reporting that a group of people had been cut off on Grey Man's Path at Fair Head.

The Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with HM Coastguard, were sent to the scene.

The RNLI inshore lifeboat from Red Bay, the Irish Coastguard search and rescue helicopter and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were also sent to assist.

Coastguard rescue officers located the group and administered first aid to a man who reported feeling unwell.

This man, along with two others, was then airlifted to Aldergrove while the other three were taken to Ballycastle by the lifeboat.

Liam Colquhoun, watch manager at Belfast Coastguard, urged people to ensure they are properly prepared for outings.

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