Coast Guard rescues woman who fell on cliffs at Howth Head

The faller is said to have suffered a leg injury as a result of the 30ft fall

Coast Guard rescues woman who fell on cliffs at Howth Head

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The Coast Guard has rescued a women who fell on the cliffs at Howth Head in Dublin.

The woman is believed to have fallen down around 30 feet after stepping away from the cliff path this morning.

The local Coast Guard cliff rescue unit and a Coast Guard helicopter responded to a 999 call and rescued the woman.

She is said to have sustained a leg injury, and was treated for potential spinal injuries as a precaution.

She was winced aboard the helicopter and taken to Dublin Airport, where she was transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

The Coast Guard is advising walkers to not wander away from paths close to any cliff edge.