County Antrim: Woman rescued after 15ft ravine fall

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image captionThe rescue happened on Sunday afternoon

A woman has been rescued after falling 15ft (4.5m) into a ravine in County Antrim.

Coastguard teams from Coleraine, Larne and Ballycastle were called to the scene near Layd Castle ruins, Cushendall, at about 16:00 on Sunday.

They placed the woman on a stretcher and used rope to carry her to safety.

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image captionThe Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were also involved

It is understood the woman suffered multiple injuries as a result of her fall.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Ambulance Service were also involved in the rescue.

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image captionThe woman suffered multiple injuries as a result of the fall

Senior maritime operations officer Conor Lawson said: "This was a particularly tricky rescue and shows just why Coastguard Rescue Teams have to be trained in rope rescue."