Binevenagh Mountain scene of cliff rescue

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A dramatic rescue took place on Binevenagh Mountain on Saturday evening after a report of a person clinging to the edge of the cliff.

At approximately 9:30 pm, the Coastguard teams from Ballycastle & Coleraine were tasked alongside colleagues from PSNI, NIAS, NW Mountain Rescue Team and Community Rescue Service.

The Coastguard has said: “A coastguard rope rescue technician was lowered 150 feet to secure the casualty before she was winched to safety by R118 Irish CG helicopter from Sligo.

“All the agencies worked closely together to ensure a good outcome to a very difficult rescue in challenging terrain.”

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