Person rescued from cave after falling from a cliff at Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland.


At around 4.45pm today (Sunday 24 July) the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service requested UK Coastguard assistance after a person fell 30 metres off a cliff and into a cave at Dunluce Castle, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rescue Teams, Port Rush RNLI inshore and all weather lifeboats and the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Prestwick were sent to the scene, alongside the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

The inshore lifeboat went into the cave and recovered the casualty, transferred them to the all-weather lifeboat where they were airlifted to safety by the Coastguard helicopter and taken to Belfast City Airport.  The Coastguard helicopter was met by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service at the airport and taken to Royal Victoria Hospital. 
 
Three other members of the public and a dog who were also on scene at Dunluce Castle were escorted to safety by the Coastguard Rescue Teams but did not require medical assistance.

 

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