07/01/2019

Man Dies In Cliffs Of Moher Fall

A man has died in a fall from the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.

A man, said to be an Indian national student at a Dublin University, is understood to have been attempting to take a photograph at the Cliffs at around 3.15pm when he fell.

A number of people witnessed the man fall and immediately alerted emergency services, with the Irish Coast Guard at Doolin and the Shannon-based Rescue 115 helicopter responding to the incident.

According to reports, the man was located and pulled from the water by the helicopter winchman before being rushed to Doolin, where Irish Coast Guard and Garda were waiting.

The man was given emergency medical treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later. His body was then transported to University Hospital Limerick, where a post-mortem and formal identification will be carried out.

Gardaí are said to have spoken to a number of people at the scene and are treating the death as a tragic accident.

(MH/CM)

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