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Watch: Footage shows dramatic rescue of two climbers in Co Antrim

Dramatic footage has emerged of the rescue and evacuation of two climbers who fell up to 50 metres at Fairhead in Co Antrim.

The climbers fell while attempting the Hell's Kitchen route.

The lead climber fell near the top of the route and collided with his belayer [a person on the ground who secures the climber].

Climbers nearby rendered first aid and were assessed by North West Mountain Rescues doctor.

Footage, provided by NWMRT, shows the difficult rescue were the two men were winched to safety from the cliffs.

Members of the Coastguard, Coleraine Search and Rescue, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the PSNI were also in attendance.

The Irish Coastguard helicopter airlifted the men for treatment in hospital.

The two men are believed to have suffered broke bones, friction burns and chest injuries.

On Sunday night the climbers were said to be in a stable condition.

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