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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Injured female airlifted from Dunseverick Castle after Coasteering incident
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A large scale rescue operation was put into action today, after a female was injured at Dunseverick Castle along the North Antrim Coastline.

The female was taking part in a water adventure sport called Coasteering.

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Coastguard Rescue officers from Ballycastle and Coleraine attended the incident as well as the Portrush inshore RNLI Lifeboat.

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The NIAS sent a Rapid Responce paramedic along with a Road Amulance and a it’s Command unit.

After assessment by an NIAS paramedic it was decided the female required extracted form the scene by air.

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The Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 199 based at Prestwick Scotland was scrambled to attend and the patient was winched from scene to the cliff top.

She was met there by the Medical crew of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulace (HEMS) where she was further assessed on scene and airlifted by HEMS to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The extent of her injuries are unknown at this stage.

PICTURE KEVIN McAULEY/McAULEY Multimedia

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