Monday 27 March 2017

Man falls 100ft from popular cliff-top walking spot

Dublin Fire Brigade rescue walker from Howth Head (Photo: Twitter/DFB)
Dublin Fire Brigade rescue walker from Howth Head (Photo: Twitter/DFB)

Meadhbh McGrath

A man out walking at a popular cliff-top spot on St Patrick's Day slipped and fell 100feet from the path.

A cliff rescue and lifeboat crew team rescued the walker at approximately 4.30pm.

The man was walking towards the lighthouse at Howth Head in north Dublin at the time.

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed to Independent.ie they were alerted to the incident at approximately 4.30pm.

The Howth Coastguard were tasked to the incident alongside the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116, Howth RNLI, Dublin Fire Brigade and Gardai.

The coastguard helicopter hovered above the scene as the man was physically hauled to safety by the rescue team.

The man was transferred to a waiting ambulance at the coastguard station in Howth and taken to Beaumont Hospital.

The current condition of the man is unknown.

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