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Woman Rescued At Carrick A Rede Island

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A woman fell on Carrick a rede Island between Ballycastle and Ballintoy today. Coastguards were tassked at 1300 Hrs. On assesmentt of the scene it was decided to extract the casualty by Helicopter. Rescue 199 Coastguard serach and Rescue Helicopter was tasked, from Prestwick, however enroute they were diverted to a missing diver north of Jura. HMCG requested assistance from the Irish Coastguard who tasked Rescue 116 from Dublin. This is the replacement helicopter from the doomed mission in the Atlandtic earlier this year, and is their first mission on the North Coast. The casualty was whinched and flown to Causeway Hospital Coleraine before the Helicopter returned to Dublin Airport. The operation lasted two hours and thirty minutes. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
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A woman fell on Carrick a rede Island between Ballycastle and Ballintoy today.

Coastguards were tasked at 1300 Hrs. On assessment of the scene it was decided to extract the casualty by Helicopter.

Rescue 199 Coastguard Serach and Rescue Helicopter was tasked, from Prestwick, however en-route they were diverted to a missing diver north of Jura.

HMCG requested assistance from the Irish Coastguard who tasked Rescue 116 from Dublin.

This is the replacement helicopter from the doomed mission in the Atlantic earlier this year, and is their first mission on the North Coast.

The casualty was winched and flown to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine before the Helicopter returned to Dublin Airport.

The operation lasted two hours and thirty minutes.

IMAGE CREDIT : KEVIN MCAULEY – MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

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