Woman who falls down rock crevice in County Antrim is rescued by HM Coastguard rope team

Rope rescue specialists from HM Coastguard have been called in after a woman fell down a rock crevice near Layd Castle ruins, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service contacted HM Coastguard at around 4.10pm today to report the incident.

Ballycastle, Larne and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams were all sent to the scene. Rope rescue equipment was set up and the Coastguard Rescue Teams brought the woman back up and handed her over to the ambulance. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was also involved.

Connor Lawson, senior maritime operations officer with HM Coastguard at Belfast Coastguard Operations Centre said: ‘This was a particularly tricky rescue and shows just why our Coastguard Rescue Teams have to be trained in rope rescue.'

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