The Waterford based Coast Guard helicopter has lifted three young people to safety from cliffs near Crosshaven in Co Cork.

An RNLI boat and a Coast Guard vessel from Crosshaven were also called to the scene between Church Bay and Myrtleville, but were unable to access the three from the water.

Rescue 117 lifted the three people to safety, and they have been receiving medical attention.

It is believed there are no serious injuries.