Wednesday 11 December 2019

Coastguard rescue helicopter attends emergency in Dublin Mountains

The Coastguard helicopter.
The Coastguard helicopter.

Brian Byrne

A helicopter has been called to the Dublin mountains after a man suffered cardiac arrest.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene near Fairy Castle, south west of Three Rock mountain in the Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown area of the county after receiving a call at approximately 12.15pm this afternoon.

Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue is also on scene, where a spokesman described visibility as "very poor with low clouds, mist and fog".

Meanwhile, a man has suffered serious head injuries in Cork after he fell off a horse.

A second helicopter is en route to the scene in Kilbeg, near Skibbereen, where the man was described as being in critical condition.

An ambulance and doctor were also at the scene this afternoon.

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