Friday 30 September 2016

Man rescued and rushed to hospital after Dublin cliff fall

Published 17/07/2016 | 11:25

File picture: Irish Coast Guard - Howth
File picture: Irish Coast Guard - Howth

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital after he fell from a cliff path on Howth Head in Dublin.

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The Irish Coast Guard confirmed that they received a call from Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) control room on Saturday advising them that the man had fallen off the path.

Picturesque Howth Head.
Picturesque Howth Head.

The Irish Coast Guard Cliff Rescue team from Howth along with Howth lifeboat were dispatched to the scene.

The Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117 from Waterford was also tasked but stood downbefore reaching the destination.

The rescue team found the man who had fallen four meters off the Cliff Path near Drumleck Point.

Working with paramedics the team were able to ecvacuate the casualty on a spinal board 200 meters to a waiting ambulance.

The man was conscious and breathing and had suffered a head injury. He is being treated at Beaumont Hospital.

The Coast Guard said it wanted to remind people of the dangers of going away from the main path along Howth Head.

“By remaining on the path you get to enjoy the best views and keep yourself safe,” it said.

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