Walker who became ‘cragfast’ winched from Waterford cliff

Date Published : April 29th, 2016    Published By : admin

A cliff walker who got into difficulty on a cliff above Mahon Falls, Waterford was winched to the ground by the Irish Coast Guard this afternoon.

Gardaí in Waterford alerted the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and the Irish Cast Guard to assist the walker who became cragfast.

29.04.16 SEMRS IRCG

Pic: (South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association)


The Coast Guard’s R115 was guided to the location by the SEMRA and began to winch the person from the cliff to lower ground.

SEMRS Helicopter Guider

Pic: (South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association)

Weather conditions were said to be thundery, with showers of hail.

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