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Daring Errigal rescue in darkness

Emergency services gather at the foot of the Errigal Mountain on Monday night.

Emergency services gather at the foot of the Errigal Mountain on Monday night.

 

A student has been moved to Sligo General Hospital after having fallen during a climb on Errigal last night. The student was airlifted from the mountain after being rescued by a helicopter 118 at 9.40. The crew worked in collaboration with the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) who scaled the mountain in darkness.

The male student was initially brought to Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH) but was later moved to Sligo.

A second student was later escorted off the mountain at 11pm.

It is understood that the fall had taken place at a dangerous location on the mountain and initial efforts from the helicopter crew were hindered due to the proximity of the fall. The helicopter crew lowered two medics onto the scene and later returned to carry out the successful rescue in collaboration with the DMRT.

Both students were cut and bruised and one is understood to be suffering from a dislocated shoulder.

At 8.30pm three garda patrol cars, two DMRT jeeps and an ambulance were positioned at the foot of Errigal. It is understood that both males, aged between 18 and 19 were in the area learning Irish during the Easter period.

 
 
 

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