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Teenager dies after hike in mountains

A 16-year-old has died after taking part in a hike with friends from school.

Neil Quinlan, from Cabinteely in south Dublin, had just finished a 10km hike in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, on Tuesday when he suddenly took ill.

The student, of St Conleth's College in Ballsbridge, complained of feeling unwell on returning to the hostel and collapsed in front of his friends.

He was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital where died a short time later.

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Irish Independent