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Coastguard, NIAS and NIFRS Attend Cliff Rescue in Cushendall

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A full emergency response swung into action at Layde Church Yard near Cushendall on Sunday evening after there was a report of people trapped in the area. A woman had fell over the cliff edge into a Crevis and a Male had gone to assist her leaving two people trapped.

Fire Crews from Cushendall, Ballymena, Carnlough and Specialist Rescue Fire fighters were tasked to the scene.

A spokesman for CGOC Belfast Coastguard said this evening,

“Rope rescue specialists from HM Coastguard have been called in after a woman fell down a rock crevice near Layd Castle ruins, County Antrim.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service contacted HM Coastguard at around 4.10pm today to report the incident.

Ballycastle, Larne and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams were all sent to the scene. Rope rescue equipment was set up and the Coastguard Rescue Teams brought the woman back up and handed her over to the ambulance. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was also involved.

Connor Lawson, senior maritime operations officer with HM Coastguard at Belfast Coastguard Operations Centre said: ‘This was a particularly tricky rescue and shows just why our Coastguard Rescue Teams have to be trained in rope rescue.”

The operation concluded about 1800hrs with a least one person being stretchered to a waiting Ambulance before onward transmission to Hospital.


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