The team assembled and went to Balscadden car park. On searching they found a person that had fallen about 10 metres to the bottom as they were ascending the cliff path and was in need of immediate medical attention. Howth ILB was requested to launch immediately by Howth CG to provide further assistance to the rescue efforts.
A secure cliff line was set up and four members of the CG team, one of them an Emergency Medical Technician, were lowered to the position at the bottom of the cliff and along with the lifeboat members they gave medical assistance and prepared the casualty for stretcher transfer to the awaiting lifeboat.
The casualty was stabilised on scene and transfered back via the ILB to the lifeboat station in Howth Harbour and handed over to a HSE ambulance.