LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky college athlete and his coach are recovering after falling off a 700-foot cliff in Ireland.

The Centre College football team was in Ireland over the weekend for a exhibition game. Some members of the team stayed to explore the country after the game.

A member of the coaching staff and a student fell off the Cliffs of Moher near Galway on Wednesday. Irish media reports they were trying to make their way down a treacherous goat track when they fell.

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter airlifted them to safety.

The Centre College president says both men are now on the mend.

Copyright 2017 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.