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Man critical after Mourne mountain fall

By Allan Preston

A hillwalker in the Mourne Mountains was airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious fall.

A spokesperson from the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team said the man was found at the base of an area known as the water slabs in Annalong valley.

"The casualty was assessed and treated for multiple injuries including to the head, neck and chest," they added.

An Irish Coastguard rescue helicopter was dispatched from Dublin, with the casualty airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where he remains critical.

In total, 18 mountain rescue workers responded, along with an hazardous area response team paramedic, ambulance crew and the rescue helicopter team.

The team was stood down at 9.05pm.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. To support it, visit its JustGiving page.

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