Woman airlifted in Ballycastle rescue

Published Thursday, 24 July 2014
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A 21-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital following a search and rescue operation in Ballycastle.

Woman airlifted in Ballycastle rescue
The woman was taken to hospital following the search operation. (© Pacemaker)

Police, the Coastguard and the Portrush RNLI lifeboat were tasked to the Co Antrim town just after 2am on Thursday following reports of a woman in distress in the Fairhead area.

The woman was rescued from the Churchfield Road area of the town and later airlifted to Coleraine hospital for treatment.

A PSNI spokesman said: "The woman is in a stable condition in hospital."

Des Austin who attended on the crew of the Portrush lifeboat added: "We were called in about 5am to assist the police and the Coastguard in a search for a missing person along the shoreline.

"We arrived around 6am and shortly after the Irish Coastguard helicopter from Dublin arrived and found the woman in the area.

"The missing person was found on the shore and taken to hospital for assessment.

"It's always good we find the person swiftly and they can be taken to hospital."

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