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Man sustains “traumatic injuries” after falling at Giant’s Causeway

Emergency response vehicles at Giant’s Causeway

A rescue operation was launched on Wednesday afternoon, 28 June, after a man sustained "traumatic injuries" after falling from height at the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim.

The alarm was raised at 2.42pm with a 999 call requesting an ambulance at the famous stones near Bushmills. Around 10 minutes later HM Coastguard teams from Coleraine and Ballycastle were tasked to assist the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

A local spokesperson for the Coastguard confirmed the man had "fallen a height on the stones... sustaining traumatic injuries".

The spokesperson continued:

"The casualty was recovered to the waiting ambulance using our rope rescue stretcher by a combination of hand carry and 'caterpillar' technique - a method of slowly passing the stretcher along parallel lines of rescue officers to clear treacherous terrain."

The casualty was passed into the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS).

A spokesperson for the NIAS added:

"NIAS despatched one emergency crew to the incident.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Causeway Hospital by Ambulance."


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