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Monday 24 October 2016

Dramatic rescue of injured hill walker on Mourne Mountains

Published 12/01/2016 | 14:10

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was involved in a difficult rescue operation of a hill walker who had injured himself while hiking.

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The man was coming down Slieve Binnian towards Wee Binnian when he slipped and fell at around 3pm on Monday.

Responders for the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team found the man in very difficult terrain just before the summit.

He was treated at the scene for a suspected broken leg and mild hypothermia.

However, it took 14 members and over five hours from the initial call to bring the man down the mountain and to take him to hospital.

After sharing the video of their efforts to bring the injured man down the mountain, the team were praised for their efforts.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is a non-profit organisation and is made up of volunteers who are on call 24 hours every day of the year.

Donations can be made to its JustGiving page.

Belfast Telegraph

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