Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland radio presenter thanks 'heroes' after Mourne Mountain rescue

Cool FM radio presenter Paulo Ross 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 suffering a bad fall while descending from the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains on Saturday evning.

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. Eighteen team members were involved in the operation.

Helicopter assistance was requested by the rescuers due to the location and "potential severity" of the man's injuries, and he was airlifted to hospital.

The man was treated for suspected spinal and pelvic injuries, along with mild hypothermia.

His three colleagues were also treated for mild hypothermia.

Cool FM breakfast show presenter Paulo Ross was one of the group. He thanked the "heroes" of the Mourne Mountain Rescue for their bravery.

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

"Heroes. Keep up the great work and keep saving lives."

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

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