Red Bay RNLI assist French tourist with broken ankle after fall at Kenbane Head

Callout french tourist 2 Nov 2018

RED Bay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched on Friday afternoon following reports that a French tourist had sustained a broken ankle after falling on rocks at Kenbane Head near Ballycastle.

Two members of Ballycastle Coastguard and a paramedic were also on scene to assist the woman after her fall.

Conditions on scene were calm and overcast. Red Bay RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew brought the tourist to Ballycastle harbour where she was met by a waiting ambulance.

Red Bay RNLI crew member Gary Fyfe said: “We wish the lady a full recovery from her injury.

“Our inshore lifeboat crew often respond to callouts for people on land who fall and sustain injury while exploring our beautiful coastline.

“We would advise people to be careful when walking near the coastline and always bring a means of calling for help.”

 

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