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Five assisted by Mourne Rescue team over Twelfth weekend

The Mourne Mountain Rescue team came to the assistance of five people over the Bank Holiday weekend
Marie Louise McConville

THE Mourne Mountain Rescue team came to the assistance of five people, including a walker and a mountain biker, over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Just before 8.15pm yeterday, the team was called to help an adult and two children who had become stuck on difficult ground on Slieve Binnian.

Four members of the rescue team responded and were able to help the group safely off the hill.

Earlier, at around 2.35pm, the team was tasked to help a assist a walker who had sustained a leg injury on the lower slopes of Slieve Meelmore.

Nine members of the team who responded to the call out assessed and treated the walker and carried her a short distance by stretcher to a team vehicle for onward transfer to an ambulance on the road side.

Just before 9.30pm on Sunday July 12, the team was requested to assist a mountain biker who had taken a fall in the Kilbroney area sustaining upper body and leg injuries.

The team responded, and along with Northern Ireland Ambulance paramedics treated the casualty and evacuated him by stretcher to an ambulance where he was taken to hospital.

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