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NW 200 spectator critically injured in cliff fall

Royal Navy Sea King helicopter arrives from Scotland to assist the rescue operation (Picture by Paul McFarland)
A helicopter was sent to assist in the rescue operation

A North West 200 spectator who fell from a cliff at Portrush, County Antrim is in a critical condition in hospital.

The man was watching the races at Ballyreagh Road when the accident happened just before 1500 BST on Saturday.

He was airlifted to hospital in Belfast after falling about 60ft.

The annual event attracts thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts to Portrush and the North Coast to watch the world's fastest motorbike road racing.



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