12-year old rescued from rocks after fall

A twelve year old boy had a lucky escape on Sunday evening when he tumbled 15 feet down a steep slope on to rocks at Castlerock.

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 11:14 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:35 pm
Coleraine Coastguard backed up by colleagues from Ballycastle rescued a 12-year old boy in Castlerock on Sunday evening after he fell 15 feet on to rocks

The alarm was raised at around 6.10pm and the Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team, backed up by colleagues from Ballycastle were dispatched to the incident.

Northern Ireland Ambulanc Service personnel, including a Rapid Response Vehicle, were also quickly on scene.

The injured youth was stabilised by Ambulance personnel before being stretchered to safety by the Coastguard team.

The coastguard said: ‘This incident demonstrates again the need for caution near cliff edges and slopes’.