R117 Assists Rescue Of Lost Hillwalkers In The Galtees


Three hillwalkers were assisted by the R117 after getting lost in the Galtees.

Gardai contacted the South Eastern Mountain Rescue to respond to the incident yesterday.

SEMRA says conditions were poor with strong winds and poor visibility due to very dense fog

Around two hours into the search the walkers were spotted and a technical rope rescue was initiated with more team members arriving on site.

Rescue 117 arrived on scene to assist at 4:30pm.

Shorty before 6pm all three casualties were hauled up to safety by mountain rescue personnel.

All three were cold and shook but were otherwise unharmed.

The casualties were brought down off the hill in a team vehicle and everyone was off the hill by 19:45.