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Multi-agency rescue operation launched after walker injured in Antrim Hills

All photos: NIFRS

A multi-agency rescue operation was launched yesterday, Sunday 26 June, after a walker sustained a broken ankle in the area Croaghan Mountain, Slieveanorra.

The person was walking in the Antrim Hills, an area of natural beauty, popular with hikers, but not easily accessible to vehicles.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were tasked to the scene of the incident. Crews from crews from Ballycastle, Carnlough and Coleraine supported by Kilrea Command Support Unit and NIFRS Specialist Rescue Team were involved in locating and assisting the injured person.

NIFRS worked with colleagues in the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and NIAS Hazardous Area Rescue Team.

HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 winched the casualty from the valley below, before transporting them to the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine.

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