Man in sixties dies while climbing mountain in Co Mayo
A mountain-climber has died while climbing a mountain in Co Mayo.
Gardai confirmed that a man in his 60s died while climbing Mweelrea mountain in west Mayo on Wednesday afternoon.
"A sudden death was reported to gardai today at Mweelrea mountain," according to a spokesman for the garda press office.
The alarm was raised by a fellow climber.
Local emergency services assisted in the recovery operation.
The man’s body is to be taken to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where a post-mortem is to take place to determine the cause of death.
Gardai said they are not treating the death as suspicious.