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Elderly woman airlifted from Croagh Patrick

Published 11/06/2009

An elderly woman was airlifted to hospital last night after sustaining serious head injuries on Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.

The woman, who is in her 70s and from the US state of Colorado, suffered the injuries in a fall while walking on the mountain with her partner.

Rescuers found her partner uninjured but disorientated and managed walked him to safety.

The couple are receiving treatment at Mayo General Hospital.

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