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Father and son (6) are rescued from Slemish mountain

By Staff Reporter

Published 21/11/2016

A father and his six year-old son were rescued from Slemish Mountain in freezing temperatures last night
A father and his six year-old son were rescued from Slemish Mountain in freezing temperatures last night

A father and his six year-old son were rescued from Slemish Mountain in freezing temperatures last night.

The North West Mountain Rescue team was scrambled to the Co Antrim mountain late yesterday afternoon.

Rescue team leader Joe Dowdall told the BBC the pair had come through their ordeal uninjured.

“We mobilised the team to go to Slemish to start to look for them,” he said.

“As for the conditions they would be facing there is frost and ice. At that height there would be a wind blowing which would make it quite cold.”

“They are on the steep part of the mountain so the team will be securing them with ropes and will be assisting them down.

“They are uninjured, probably a bit cold. It’s just a matter of getting them down to safe ground,” he said.

The North West Mountain Rescue Team provides a 24 hour call-out service at the request of the PSNI.

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