Monday 18 December 2017

Man rescued from mountains after he got lost while searching for missing cattle

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A man has been found safe and well after he went missing in a mountainous area of Co Tipperary last night.

Shortly after 10pm, a large search was mounted for the man who was reported missing in the Arra Mountains between Nenagh and Ballina.

It's believed he had been helping a local farmer search for missing cattle when he became disoriented in fading light.

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter R115 from Shannon, and Tipperary Civil Defence were all deployed Sunday night to locate the missing man.

Search teams located the causality within one hour of the search commencing.

Emergency services attached to the Tipperary Civil Defence carried out an assessment of the causality and it was decided that he be transferred to Limerick Regional Hospital by HSE ambulance.

The Rescue 115 helicopter was stood down.

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