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Boy (12) 'stable' after suffering 50-foot fall from cliffs in Dublin

A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after falling 50 feet from rocks in south Dublin.

The young boy fell off a cliff face near Shankill yesterday evening but a spokesman from the Dublin Coastguard said he was "breathing and conscious" when emergency services arrived at the scene.

He fell near Corbawn beach, close to Killiney, and was taken to Tallaght hospital by helicopter.

Last night, the spokesman said that the boy was in a stable condition. He suffered facial injuries and other injuries to his legs and body.

"The ambulance services rang it in and requested a cliff-climbing team," said the spokesman.


A coastguard boat from Greystones, Co Wicklow, also attended the scene as they are trained to deal with cliff emergencies, he added.

The scene of the accident is close to a housing estate that borders the beach.

The spokesman said they were unable to say how the young boy fell.

A garda spokesman last night said that the boy has not sustained any life-threatening injuries.

"The incident occurred at 5.45pm and he was airlifted to hospital a short time later.

"There are no life-threatening injuries but he has a fractured leg," he said.