Emergency services involved in north coast rescue

Emergency services on the scene at Torr Head. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Emergency services on the scene at Torr Head. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

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One person has been taken to hospital following a rescue operation in bad weather on the north coast this afternoon.

The casualty was rescued from Torr Head between Ballycastle and Cushendun after falling.

The scene of the rescue.

The scene of the rescue.

Coastguard cliff rescue teams were dispatched from Ballycastle with a Fast Response Paramedic from the NIAS and an ambulance.

The casualty was assessed by the paramedic before being transferred to the ambulance by the Coastguard where they were transferred to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

At this stage it is not known what the exact injuries are.

The area has been battered by high winds from Storm Frank this afternoon with a landslide causing the closure of Bishops Road near Limavady this morning.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said they had been called in by paramedics to help with a patient who had fallen and was suffering from a suspected broken ankle.

Paramedics asked for the help in moving the casualty down to the ambulance as it could not access the track where he was located.

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