Belfast Telegraph

Three airlifted in mountain rescues

Two teenagers and a 74-year-old man with head injuries have been airlifted to safety in two separate mountain rescues.

The teenagers called for helped after they got trapped on a ledge at Eagle Rock, Slieve Donard, in the Mourne Mountains.

The Mountain Rescue team, South Down Coastguard and Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Dublin were called to the scene shortly before 1pm on Saturday.

During the incident, the teams got a report of a 74-year-old man who had fallen on the Saddle, between Slieve Donard and Commeda.

The teenagers were airlifted to Donard car park in Newcastle and the helicopter crew returned to rescue the elderly man.

He has been taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry with head injuries. He is said to be in a stable condition.

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