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Hiker rescued after hurting her leg in fall during Mournes trek

By Staff Reporter

Published 17/08/2016

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team carrying the woman to safety after she fell and injured herself as she walked on rocks on the southern side of the Bloody Bridge River
The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team carrying the woman to safety after she fell and injured herself as she walked on rocks on the southern side of the Bloody Bridge River

A woman has been rescued after badly hurting her leg while hiking in the Mourne Mountains.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was scrambled at lunchtime yesterday after reports that a female had fallen while walking on rocks on the southern side of the Bloody Bridge River.

Paramedics were already on the scene and had treated the casualty. But they were unable to move her due to the rugged terrain and the need to cross the river.

The rescue team of eight were able to strap the woman onto a specialist stretcher and she was carried to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

The team stood down at 4pm after an operation lasting more than three hours.

The Bloody Bridge area - named after the massacre of prisoners there in the 1641 rebellion - features scenic walking trails along the Co Down coastline.

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