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