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Climber sustains head injuries after 50-foot fall at Dublin quarry

NewsBy Karl Doyle
The fire brigade try to rescue the man from the quarry
The fire brigade try to rescue the man from the quarry

A man is in hospital after sustaining head injuries after falling down a 50-foot disused quarry in Dublin this afternoon.

At around 3.30pm emergency services were called to Dalkey Quarry near Killiney Hill when one of a pair of climbers slipped down the wall.

Fire brigade crews and ambulances attend the scene before the Irish Coastguard helicopter also arrived.

The fire brigade said there was a ‘down-draught’ hampering the helicopter’s rescue effort at the 19th century quarries, but they rescued the injured man after a two-hour operation.

It is believed the men are experienced climbers and were using adequate equipment.

The man is currently recovering in Beaumont Hospital on Dublin’s north side.