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The Sperrin Mountains / Credit: Creative Commons/ Kevin McLaughlin

The Sperrin Mountains / Credit: Creative Commons/ Kevin McLaughlin

The Sperrin Mountains / Credit: Creative Commons/ Kevin McLaughlin

A woman has been rescued after collapsing in the Sperrin Mountains.

The woman is reported to have fallen when she was walking with a group of people on Sunday.

Inspector McIldowney said: "We received a report around 12:40pm this afternoon of a woman who had collapsed between the peak of Sawel and Dart mountains in the Claudy area.

"PSNI Air Support attended the scene, while other emergency services were on standby.

"Officers from PSNI Air Support was quickly on scene and able to successfully locate the injured woman and take her to hospital for treatment for a suspected leg injury.

"Thankfully, this operation had a successful outcome and I hope the woman will make a full recovery after her ordeal.

"This is a great example of partnership working in the community and keeping people safe." 

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