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Investigation under after man left seriously injured after cliff fall in west Cork

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An English tourist is in hospital in a serious but stable condition after falling about 30 meters from a cliff in the Allihies area of west Cork in the early hours of the Wednesday morning, reports RTE.

The man was camping in the area with two others when he collapsed.

Castletownbarre Coast Guard was alerted by Valentia Coast Guard radio at 3:15am and quickly mobilized.

Upon arrival, the crew set up the drilling rig and the climbing team reached the man.

They provided first aid until an advanced paramedic helicopter from Shannon-based Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 115 descended the mountain.

Because of the difficult terrain, Rescue 115 was unable to pull the man to safety, so they ordered the Coast Guard to lower the ATV – an adjustable portable anchor – and the stretcher to pull him out, reports RTE.

The man suffered serious injuries, including multiple concussions and a broken leg and arm.

He was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital by Rescue 115 helicopter.

In a social media post, Castletownbere Coast Guard said: “Using all our training and experience the casualty was recovered from a very difficult location and removed by ambulance to the helicopter Rescue 115. Many thanks to our local fire brigade crew, gardaí and the National Ambulance Service whose help was invaluable to us during this callout,” reports RTE.

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