Belfast Telegraph

Cool FM's Ross praises rescue team after fellow hiker airlifted from Mournes

By Staff Reporter

Cool FM radio presenter Paulo Ross has thanked the "heroes" of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team after one of his group of hikers needed rescued over the weekend.

The hiker was airlifted to hospital after a bad fall while descending Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains on Saturday.

He had been out with a group of four walkers trekking the ridge when he got into difficulty.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team responded and located the casualty just off the summit. A helicopter was called in to airlift him to hospital, where he was treated for suspected spinal and pelvic injuries, and mild hypothermia.

Mr Ross was one of the group and thanked the "heroes" of the Mourne Mountain Rescue for their bravery.

"In challenging conditions, you did a great job," he said.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is run by volunteers and relies on charitable contributions to operate.

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