A man who was critically injured when he fell 100ft off a cliff in Howth has been rescued by the Coastguard helicopter.
At 17.30 this evening Howth Coast Guard were requested by Gardai to assist with the search for a male last seen at Howth Summit car park. The unit's Volunteers assembled and began searching the cliffs along Howth Head, according to the Howth Coastguard website.
The Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 116, was also requested, according to Howth Coastguard.
Shortly before 18:00 one of the Coast Guard search teams sighted a male who appeared to have fallen 100 feet off the cliff path near the Bailey Lighthouse. The Coast Guard Cliff Rescue Team were deployed to set up a rope rescue and lower two Cliff Rescue Climbers; meanwhile Rescue 116 proceeded to lower a Paramedic winchman to the casualty. The three rescuers administered first aid while the helicopter prepared to lift the casualty. They were joined by personnel from the Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat.
The casualty was extracted frrom the cliffs and transferred by the Coast Guard helicopter to Tallaght hospital.