A male had got knocked from the upper pier to the lower pier, a drop of 10 foot, while he was out walking. He sustained an ankle injury and was treated by paramedics on scene. Due to the continuing waves that were breaking and in the interest of safety of the casualty and emergency service personnel he was evacuated to the Howth inshore lifeboat and transported the short distance across the harbour to the Howth Lifeboat station where an ambulance was waiting to bring him to hospital.
The Coast Guard make a further appeal to the public to refrain visiting piers, seafronts and cliffs until the current storm and high tides have passed. Importantly if the public see someone who is likely to get into danger call 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard.
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