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Two men in serious condition after Cliffs of Moher accident

It is understood the men fell near the base of the cliff at around 1pm.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

TWO MEN HAVE been rushed to hospital after they were seriously injured in an accident at the Cliffs of Moher in Clare.

One of the men has been airlifted and is understood to have sustained serious injuries.

Details of the incident are still vague however it’s known the alarm was raised at around 1pm today.

It’s understood that three men had made their way down a treacherous goat track at Aill Na Searrach and were almost at the base of the cliff when two of them fell.

The Doolin unit of the Irish Coastguard and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter were sent to the scene. Coastguard volunteers made their way down the narrow track and located two casualties.

The helicopter winchman was lowered onto the rocky shoreline at the base of the 700ft high cliffs where the first of the casualties was placed in a stretcher.

He was airlifted to a nearby field and taken to University Hospital Limerick by ambulance.

The more seriously injured second man has been flown to University Hospital Galway.

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