Monday 22 January 2018

Video: Coastguard involved in dramatic cliff rescue in Howth

A MAN who tried to climb a cliff in North Dublin had to be rescued by the coast guard after he became stuck on a dangerous ledge.

The Irish Coast Guard Cliff Rescue Unit based at Howth Harbour were scrambled around 9.30 pm Friday evening.


The  person who was rescued  had tried to climb a cliff  from a beach  at Whitewater Brook but became stranded, unable to move up or down, mid-cliff.


Fifteen  members of the cliff unit were on-scene within 10 minutes of the call, and a 50m mid-cliff rescue completed quickly.


The casualty was recovered to the cliff-top and had no injuries.

The Coast  Guard said they would remind the public to call 112 or 999 and ask for Coast Guard when they even think somebody may be in danger on the cliffs, coast, beaches, or at sea.

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