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Female hill walker stretchered off mountain by Mourne rescue team

Published 17/04/2016

The Mourne mountain rescue team which helped a female hill walker with a suspected lower leg fracture to safety. Picture by MRT/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
The Mourne mountain rescue team which helped a female hill walker with a suspected lower leg fracture to safety. Picture by MRT/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

A female hill walker is believed to have sustained a leg fracture after getting helped off a mountain by Mourne Rescue.

The adult woman got into difficulty while walking down Slieve Commedagh in Co Down on Saturday afternoon.

Her friend alerted the rescue team just after 3pm who met the couple trying to make their way down the mountain.

After an initial assessment, the woman  was treated for a suspected lower leg fracture, packaged and stretchered to Donard Forest.

She was then handed over to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service for further treatment and transferred onto hospital.

A total of 14 members responded and the team stood down at 6.10pm.

The team are a voluntary organisation who relies predominantly on donations from the public.

Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/mournemrt.

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