Wednesday 21 February 2018

Walker rescued after he got lost on top of Carrauntoohil

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

A man was rescued on the Macgillycuddy Reeks after he got lost on top of the mountain on Wednesday.

The walker, an Irish man in his 30s, used his mobile phone to raise the alarm after he became uncertain of his location while out walking on his own.

Members of Kerry Mountain Rescue team launched a rescue operation at 14.50pm to locate the walker.

Using SARLOC, a smart phone application, the team was able to identify the walker's location in an area close to the top of the Devil's Ladder on Carrauntoohil.

Contact was established with the man at around 5pm.

When members of the team reached him, he was given warm clothes and a helmet and was roped to safety.

He was uninjured.

A spokesman for Kerry Mountain Rescue said conditions on the mountain were wet and windy at the time and visibility was poor.

The rescue operation was stood down at around 7pm.

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