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Young Girl Rescued In Co Down Coastal Cliff Fall Drama

28th September 2020
Rescue teams working together to recover the 11-year-old girl Rescue teams working together to recover the 11-year-old girl Photo: Newcastle Coastguard

A young girl was rescued after she slipped and fell onto a coastal cliff in Co Down yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 September).

The major rescue operation took place at Ardglass after the 11-year-old slipped 20 feet down a steep bank before coming to a stop at the top of a 30-foot cliff.

According to Newcastle Coastguard, the incident occurred at the second hole of Ardglass Golf Club as the 11-year-old girl was walking along the top of the steep grass bank above the cliff.

Newcastle, Kilkeel and Portaferry Coastguard teams, and Portaferry RNLI’s lifeboat crew, were tasked to the scene by Belfast Coastguard.

Working together, they set up cliff rescue equipment and successfully recovered the young girl — who did not require medical attention — before reuniting her with her parents.

Published in Rescue, Coastguard
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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