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Two tourists injured at popular north Antrim coast attractions

Two tourists have been rescued by the Coastguard following separate incidents at popular tourist attractions on the north Antrim coast.

Shortly after midday on Friday the Coastguard received an emergency call that a male Italian tourist had fallen and sustained a suspected broken ankle on Carrick-a-Rede island.

The scene was attended by Coastguard teams from Coleraine and Ballycastle.

Attempts were made to carry the man to safety, but as he was on the island side of the bridge a decision was made to call for the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick in Scotland.

The man was airlifted to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, Co Londonderry for treatment.

In a separate incident a woman, understood to be a Canadian tourist in Northern Ireland to watch the Women's Rugby World Cup, injured her head during a fall at the Giant's Causeway.

Members of the Coleraine Coastguard attended the scene, and handed the woman over to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service who brought her to the Causeway Hospital. 

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