Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Man rescued by helicopter after Isle of Man coastal walk fall

Helicopter rescue, Isle of Man Image copyright Isle of Man Coastguard
Image caption The man was winched to safety by the North Wales coastguard

A walker has been rescued by helicopter after losing his footing and falling on a coastal footpath on the Isle of Man.

The man had been walking on a remote path on the west of the island known as the Hermit's Chapel, Eary Cushlin, at about 17:20 BST on Wednesday.

He was winched to safety by the North Wales coastguard before being flown to Noble's hospital for treatment for a broken ankle.

The Isle of Man Coastguard said the footpath was not accessible by road.

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