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Monday 20 November 2017

Man (31) rescued off Ireland's highest peak after he sustains broken ankle

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John Brennan

A 31 year old man was rescued from Ireland's highest peak this afternoon after he suffered a broken ankle following a fall.

The Valentia Coast Guard unit confirmed that it was assisting in the rescue of man who had become injured following a fall whilst climbing Carrauntoohil.

The voluntary Kerry Mountain Rescue team contacted the Valentia Coast Guard at around 3:40pm requesting an ambulance for the injured man.

The rescue team had been tasked by the Gardaí to assist with the rescue after the man fell from a peak of the mountain.

It took the team just over an hour to carry the man by stretcher to the bottom of the mountain where the National ambulance service had dispatched an ambulance to wait for them.

The man is currently being brought by ambulance to hospital.

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