LATEST NEWS…MAN SERIOUS AFTER CLIFF FALL

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter

A man has been rushed to hospital by helicopter after a serious fall from cliffs.

The man has suffered a number of injuries and was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by the Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter this evening from Cruit Island.

The man was believed to have been climbing when he lost his footing and fell.

The Gweedore Coast Guard team were first on the scene and contacted Malin Head Coastguard who tasked the Rescue 118 helicopter to the scene.

It’s understood the man has suffered serious head injuries.

“The man fell from cliffs and he has been flown to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment for his injuries,” said a Malin Head Coast Guard spokesman.

The helicopter has been called into action on a number of occasions in recent days.

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