Tuesday 24 September 2019

Man (40s) dies after fall during mountain walk with his family

'A rescue helicopter attended the scene at Mahon Falls when a man fell from a height at around 1.30pm' (stock photo)
'A rescue helicopter attended the scene at Mahon Falls when a man fell from a height at around 1.30pm' (stock photo)

Gabija Gataveckaite

A man in his 40s has died after falling in the Comeragh Mountains in Co Waterford on Sunday afternoon.

A rescue helicopter attended the scene at Mahon Falls when a man fell from a height at around 1.30pm.

The Waterford Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 lowered a winch man down to the injured man and he was treated on site.

He was then air-lifted to University Hospital Waterford and he was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.

The man is believed to be from Tipperary and was out walking with his family.

The South Eastern Mountain Rescue (SEMRA) escorted the man's family members down from the hill and had a vehicle waiting at the bottom of the falls to transport them to University Hospital Waterford.

"SEMRA wish to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased," it said.

Irish Independent

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