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Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Carrick-a-Rede

Woman casuakty being stretchered to R199 coastguard helicopter

Emergency services were tasked on Tuesday afternoon, 12th September, to Carrick-a-Rede on County Antrim's Causeway Coast after a woman fell and sustained injuries.


Coastguard Rescue Teams from Coleraine and Ballycastle, alongside Coastguard rescue helicopter R199 from Prestwick, rushed to the scene of the incident. Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) also attended.


The woman was airlifted by R199 to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.



"The long walk home across the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge following this afternoon’s callout!  Breathtaking!" – Coleraine Coastguard

"The long walk home across the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge following this afternoon’s callout!

Breathtaking!" – Coleraine Coastguard


Following the incident a spokesperson for HM Coastguard Coleraine commented:


"This afternoon, Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams were tasked to reports of an injured person on Carrick-a-Rede Island.


"After crossing the famous rope bridge, the casualty had slipped on the rough terrain, sustaining a lower leg fracture. Team members assisted a NIAS paramedic to stabilise and dress the limb.



"It was decided the safest method of evacuating the casualty from the island was by Coastguard Rescue helicopter R199 from Prestwick. The casualty was transferred to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine."




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