A woman in her early 20s was airlifted to hospital in the early hours of this morning after being found at the base of a 7 metre (23 feet) cliff and sustaining serious injuries.
The alarm was raised at around 2.30am when the young adult woman was reported to have fallen onto the shoreline from a cliff at Spanish Point in Co Clare.
It’s believed she suffered multiple injuries including fractures and a head trauma.
A complex major multi-agency operation, that lasted over three hours, was quickly mounted. It involved the Irish Coast Guard; Clare County Fire and Rescue Service and National Ambulance Service. Gardaí also attended the scene and carried out inquiries to establish the circumstances of the accident.
The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard along with the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter were initially tasked to the serious incident. Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon and ambulance resources from Ennistymon and Ennis were also sent to the scene.
Emergency services located the woman on rocks close to the water on the northern side of Spanish Point Bay near a popular hotel.
The Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was requested to airlift the casualty from the scene.
The woman was assessed by an advanced paramedic before being secured and prepared for the helicopter airlift. She was flown to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.Tags: