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Man dies while climbing on Fair Head cliff near Ballycastle

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BT Coleraine

A man in his 60s has died after he fell while climbing on Fair Head cliff near Ballycastle.

Police, HM coastguard, Air Ambulance, Red Bay RNLI, NIAS, and HM Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick were involved in the operation this afternoon.

He was declared dead at the scene.

A police spokesperson said “Police can confirm that the body of a man was recovered from cliffs at Fair Head near Ballycastle on Thursday 18th June. The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

Commenting on the callout Red Bay RNLI Coxswain Paddy McLaughlin said, ‘ This is a difficult location to access and both lifeboats stood by on scene to offer any assistance from the water if needed. Fair Head is a popular area for walkers and climbers at this time of year and we respond to a number of callouts in this area each year.’

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