31/03/2016

Man Rescued After Falling Onto Rocks In Co Antrim

A man has been rescued after he fell onto rocks on a beach in Portrush, Co Antrim.

The incident happened at the Whiterocks beach at shortly before 1pm on Wednesday.

The RNLI lifeguard attended the scene and rescued the man who had fallen approximately twelve feet from the cliff path.

He is currently being treated in hospital however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
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RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Karl O'Neill said: "This incident was quite a challenging one to respond to due to the nature and location of the fall. Thankfully the man was conscious but we did not want to risk any further discomfort or injury by moving him ourselves. I would like to thank members of Coleraine coastguard for their assistance."

(CD)


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