American man in his 70 has died after he sustained a head injury at the Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim.

An American tourist has died after sustaining a head injury at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center, in County Antrim.

The man in his 70s fell at around 11am. Emergency services rushed to the scene and the US tourist was rushed to a hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for the National Trust released the following statement:

“We can confirm that a visitor was treated following an incident at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre on Tuesday 19th June.

“The NI Ambulance Service was in attendance and the visitor was taken to hospital.

“We are aware of the sad news that the visitor has since passed away and would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family.”

The Independent Councillor in Causeway Coast and Glens, Padraig McShane told the Belfast Telegraph: “I can confirm that the family are currently receiving support from the American Consulate in Belfast.

“In addition, the hospitality sector is providing considered and thoughtful support at a local level”.

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The Giant's Causeway in County Antrim.iStock