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Climber stranded on 50m cliff saved in Howth

The man became stranded when trying to find a way off of the beach.

Source: Howthcoastguard/YouTube

THE IRISH COAST Guard has rescued of a person who found themselves trapped on the side of a cliff in Dublin’s Howth.

This incident happened near Ceanchor Road, and saw the climber stuck on a 50 metre cliff face.

Unable to find a way off the beach, they attempted to scale the cliff face.

It was then the person found themselves stuck on a small ledge around 15 metres above the ground, a height that the Irish Coast Guard has described as similar to being on “the 5th storey of a high-rise building.”

An individual from the Irish Coast Guard was lowered from the top of the cliff down to the ledge where the individual was stranded.

A rope-haul system was then was used to lift both of them to safety, with the casualty requiring no further medical assistance and being assisted back to their vehicle by the gardaí.

Anyone who sees someone in distress on the coast, cliffs or at sea is urged to contact the Irish Coast Guard on 112.

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