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Friday 18 April 2014

Mine plunge woman taken to hospital

A Coastguard helicopter helped rescue a woman who fell down a mineshaft

A woman has been taken to hospital after falling down a mineshaft in Co Sligo.

She fell from the Glencarbury mine while out walking.

The woman was waist deep in water but is not thought to have been seriously injured. She was taken to Sligo General Hospital for treatment.

The Sligo Mountain Rescue Team and Coastguard helicopter were involved in the rescue.

A spokesman for the Irish Coastguard said it received the call for help at about 2.50pm.

"They were requesting assistance with the transfer of equipment and personnel," he said.

Meanwhile, in north Antrim a 66-year-old woman is being treated for leg injuries after falling from a cliff at a tourist attraction.

The Sligo Coastguard helicopter was called out to help the stricken woman who had fallen into an inaccessible area off the coast of Carrick-a-Rede.

She was airlifted to safety at about 3pm.

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