Friday 9 December 2016

Teenager (14) in serious condition after fall from cliffs

Cormac Fitzgerald

Published 01/08/2015 | 13:12

Stock photo: Loop Head Light House. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan
Stock photo: Loop Head Light House. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

A young German boy is in a serious condition after having fallen 25ft off a cliff near the Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare, this morning.

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The incident occurred at 9:30 this morning.

The boy was rescued the boy from the bottom of the cliff followed by a two-hour operation involving the Kilkee Coastguard Rescue Unit 115, the ambulance service and gardaí..

He was winched from the scene by helicopter, and then airlifted to Limerick General hospital, where he is said to be in a stable but serious condition. He suffered fractures to the skull and legs.

The family were visiting the Loop Head Peninsula when the boy slipped and fell 25ft off the cliff at the Bridges of Ross, landing on rocks below.

The alarm was raised by the boy’s father.

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