Belfast Telegraph

Walker who broke leg is airlifted off the Mournes

By Staff Reporter

A woman has been rescued from the Mourne Mountains after breaking her leg.

Rescue services were called out shortly before 3pm on Saturday afternoon to assist an injured female walker.

The woman had been descending Slieve Bearnagh when she fell and injured herself.

A team from the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team responded along with the Belfast Coast Guard. The Rescue 116 helicopter was also called in from the Irish Coast Guard.

The response teams located the injured woman along the Mourne wall just below the North Tor. She was treated for a leg fracture and readied to be lifted from the mountain.

Members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team stretchered the woman to a winching site next to Hare's Gap and she was transferred to hospital.

A total of 14 members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team responded, with the rescue effort taking just under four hours and finishing at 6.47pm.

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