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Two climbers taken to hospital after 50m fall at Co Antrim cliffs

The Cliffs of Fairhead
The Cliffs of Fairhead

Two climbers have been taken to hospital after falling at Fairhead in Co Antrim.

The Coastguard said that the climbers fell up to 50 metres at Hell's Kitchen and suffered serious injuries.

Rescue teams, the ambulance service and a Coastguard helicopter attended the scene, near Ballycastle.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the PSNI also attended.

"Coastguards on scene assisted by North West Mountain Rescue Team stabilised the casualties," a Coastguard spokesperson said.

"Rescue 118 winched both casualties into the helicopter and they were flown to Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital."

At 1549 this afternoon we received multiple 999 calls reporting two seriously injured climbers at Fair Head. We tasked...

Posted by CGOC Belfast Coastguard on Sunday, June 3, 2018

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