Tuesday 16 January 2018

Rescue teams rush to airlift injured climber (40s) from remote area of Mount Leinster

Mount Leinster Credit: Google Maps
Mount Leinster Credit: Google Maps

Martin Grant

A rescue operation has been launched after a man came into difficulty whilst climbing Mount Leinster this evening.

A helicopter from the Waterford coastguard, the South-East Mountain Rescue team and ambulance units assisted the man.

It is understood the man, who is in his 40s, raised the alarm after sustaining a leg fracture injury in a remote part of the mountain which borders Carlow and Wexford.

The rescue teams are moved the injured man in order to hoist him into a helicopter.

He has been taken to Waterford Hospital for treatment.

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