Twenty rescuers involved in separate incidents in Kerry

Date Published : December 26th, 2017    Published By : admin

Two separate incidents are ongoing on Carrantoohil, Co. Kerry involving twenty members of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team.

The alarm was raised at 2.30pm this afternoon when one man got into difficulty at the summit of the mountain. Meanwhile there were two people stuck halfway between the summit of Carrauntoohil and the top of the Devil’s Ladder.

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Photo: Kerry Mountain Rescue Team

Kerry Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) have reached both incidents but conditions are described as very challenging.

Two teams are making the decent now and the affected parties are described as extremely cold.

KMRT says that there is close to zero visibility on the mountain and that snow is waste deep in places and only suited to climbers who can operate in such conditions.

 

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