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04th Jul 2023

Man dies after falling from cliffs in Portrush as emergency services rushed to the scene


A man has died after reportedly falling from a cliff in Portrush, Co Antrim last night.

It is understood that the tragic accident occurred on Monday evening at Ramore Head in the town of Portrush.

At 7:00 pm the PSNI, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and a Rescue 199 helicopter rushed to the scene.

Medics and rescue workers all assisted in the operation, however, it was confirmed later that evening that the man had passed away.

In a statement to Belfast Live, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended along with our colleagues from other emergency services, including HM Coastguard. Sadly, the man died at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rope Rescue Teams were also dispatched to the scene.

A social media post from the coastguard read: “[Crews were tasked] to reports of a person fallen from the cliffs at Ramore Head, Portrush.

“A casualty was recovered but sadly declared deceased at the scene.”