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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Binevenagh Mountain scene of cliff rescue

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.

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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.

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

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