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Semi-conscious man rescued from Howth cliffs in dawn call-out

He was treated by an off-duty Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic after being found on an embankment next to the cliff-edge.

Image: Howth Coast Guard

TWELVE VOLUNTEERS FROM Howth Coast Guard were involved in a dawn rescue operation this morning.

The emergency service received a 999 call from man in a disoriented state at around 5am.

According to a spokesperson, he was in need of assistance, but unsure of his location.

Search parties were dispatched to the area, and the man was eventually found “in a precarious position” on an embankment by a cliff edge near the Nose of Howth.

“He was out of view from the pathway, but one of the team saw him and managed to grab him,” the spokesperson said.

A Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic who was part of the volunteer coast guard team treated the man at the scene.

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He was then transported to Balscadden car park, where two ambulances — one from the HSE and another from the fire service — had responded to the call-out. Gardaí also attended.

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