Northern Ireland

Man rescued after falling from cliffs in Mourne Mountains

Mournes rescue Image copyright Mourne Mountain Rescue Team
Image caption The man fell from cliffs on Slieve Comedagh

A man has been flown to hospital by a rescue helicopter after falling 25-30 metres from cliffs in the Mournes.

It happened on the Glen River Valley side of Slieve Comedagh shortly after 14:00 BST on Sunday.

Mourne Mountain Rescue team and an ambulance service paramedic helped the man and his partner who was stranded on a ledge above.

The man was taken to a hospital in Belfast and treated for injuries to his legs, pelvis and ankles.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.