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Howth Coast Guard rescuers descend 'the Nose' on Howth Head to reach the walker yesterday
Howth Coast Guard rescuers descend 'the Nose' on Howth Head to reach the walker yesterday
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Man falls from cliffs at Howth

Walker suffers head, leg and spinal injuries after falling during hike.
May 9th 2011, 10:25 AM 1,644 0

A MAN IN his 60s is recovering in hospital today after falling from cliffs on Howth Head.

The Howth Coast Guard had to winch the man aboard the Coast Guard helicopter after the man fell while walking down a cliff path at the area known locally as the Nose. Winds were very high in the area at the time. The rescue team were called to the scene at around 4pm and climbed down to find the walker and administer first aid.

The man was “semi-conscious and in a confused state”, according to the Howth Coast Guard. The Howth lifeboat was also on the scene but the service’s helicopter managed to manoeuvre in and transfer the man to Tallaght Hospital. He suffered head, leg and spinal injuries.

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