Woman tourist injured at Carrick-a-Rede

The local Coastguard team at Carrick-a-Rede on Wednesday.

The local Coastguard team at Carrick-a-Rede on Wednesday.

Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team was called out by Belfast Coastguard to assist the Ambulance Service with the evacuation of an injured tourist at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on Wednesday.

At around 12.30pm the Coastguard Team transported a NIAS paramedic across fields to reach the casualty, who had sustained a leg injury after crossing the rope bridge.

After she had been stabilised by the paramedic, the casualty was carried up the steep steps leading to the bridge on a stretcher by the Coastguard Team, before being transported in a Coastguard four-wheel drive response vehicle to a waiting ambulance.