A man has been rescued from a cliff in Howth in Dublin after being stranded there overnight.
Shortly after 4.30pm on Monday, the Coast Guard received reports of an individual stranded at the base of cliffs close to the Baily Lighthouse.
The RNLI, the Howth Coast Guard unit and Dublin Fire Brigade were tasked to the incident.
Once on scene, two of the RNLI lifeboat crew were put ashore and found the man who was visibly wet, cold and unable to move due to injuries.
The man was conscious and able to communicate with the crew, telling them he'd fallen while out walking on Sunday evening.
He was unable to call for help due to a lack of mobile phone coverage and had spent all of Sunday night and Monday on the cliff very close to the high-water point.
The crew assisted an advanced paramedic from Dublin Fire Brigade in assessing his injuries and he was taken by sea to an ambulance.
An all-weather lifeboat launched within minutes with five crew onboard to take the man to safety.
The lifeboat made its way to Howth Lifeboat Station where the man was handed into the care of an ambulance crew.
Howth RNLI lifeboat crew member Fin Goggin said the outcome could have been much worse.
"Thankfully this incident had a very positive outcome, which could have been much worse if the person had not been spotted in the remote location where they were," he said.
"Although he had a mobile phone, there was no signal in the location he had fallen to, on the base of the cliff.
"If he had fallen any further, he could have ended up in the water.
"He was very cold and wet having been exposed to the elements for close to 24 hours.
"These types of rescues from rocks and cliffs form part of our regular training to ensure that when the pager goes off, we can get there and back safely.
"We wish the man well with his recovery after a very difficult ordeal," he added.