Woman hospitalised after fall in Storm Jake

Woman hospitalised after fall in Storm Jake

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Visitors continued to defy warnings after cliffs centre evacuated – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

A woman is recovering in hospital after she was injured by high winds at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.

Storm Jake continues to batter the area where winds have been gusting to over 130kmh for most of the day.

Management at the Cliffs erected warning signs at 7.45am advising visitors not to venture onto the cliffs walks.

At midday, staff invoked their Status Red protocol and evacuated all persons from the site however dozens of people continued to defy the warnings.

File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

It’s understood the woman in her 60’s was on one of the cliff walks when she was blown to the ground.

An ambulance from Ennistymon and rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis responded to the scene.

The woman was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment for a head injury.

A Cliffs of Moher Visitor spokeswoman said: “We appeal to the public to heed the warnings issued by the visitor centre operation. We do not take the decision to go to Orange or Red Status lightly but do so in the interests of the safety of visitors and staff alike.”

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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