Full-scale rescue swings into operation after woman falls at ‘Elephant Rock’ at Ballintoy harbour

The helicopter at Ballintoy. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

A FULL-SCALE rescue operation got under way after a woman sustained injuries after falling at the ‘Elephant Rock’ at Ballintoy harbour.

She was airlifted from the scene by Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R199 from Prestwick to the top of the cliffs.

The woman was then transported to a waiting road ambulance to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

Coastguard rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine attended the call with Coastguard Helicopter R199, Portrush Inshore Lifeboat, NIAS Ambulance and an NIAS Incident command unit.

PICTURES: KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

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