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Helicopter Arrives to Rescue Woman After Fall at Blarney Castle



Fire crews, the coast guard, and the National Ambulance Service responded at the landmark Blarney Castle in Cork on December 29 after a woman fell on a stairs. The Cork City Fire Brigade described “a difficult and technical extraction of a patient” in a tweet showing a helicopter over the castle. Video by Kate Durrant also shows the scene. According to the Irish Times, a “member of the Coast Guard had to go down into the castle by winch before bringing the woman into the helicopter.” Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most popular tourists sites. Visitors are encouraged to get the “gift of the gab” by kissing the Blarney stone, high in the battlements. To kiss the stone, visitors lean backwards grabbing onto an iron railing. Credit: Kate Durrant via Storyful

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