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26/09/2021

Investigation underway after man suffers serious injuries as a result of falling from a climbing wall at a leisure centre in Derry

AN investigation is underway after man suffered serious injuries as a result of falling from a climbing wall at a Derry leisure centre. The incident happened at the climbing wall in the Foyle Arena in the Waterside area on Monday evening. The Derry News understands that the man involved fell from a considerable height and suffered a number of serious injuries, including several broken bones in his legs and ankles. Two ambulances were tasked to the scene and the man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital for treatment. The Derry News contacted Derry City and Strabane District Council about the incident, who confirmed that a person was injured while using the climbing wall at the Foyle Arena on Monday. However, the council did not give any details of what caused the man to fall or the exact nature of his injuries. A council spokesperson did confirm that an investigation is now underway into the incident. “Derry City and Strabane District Council it is aware of an incident where someone was injured while using the climbing wall at the Foyle Arena on July 16, and is currently looking into the circumstances around it,” a spokesperson said. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service confirmed that it had attended the incident on Monday night where a man had ‘fallen from a height’. “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 21:10 on Monday, July 16 following reports of a that a male had fallen from a height in the Limavady Road area of the city. “NIAS despatched two Emergency Ambulance crews to the incident.” The spokesperson added: “Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Altnagelvin Area Hospital.”

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