The Mayo Mountain Rescue Team was called out yesterday evening to assist a man suffering from suspected chest pain on Croagh Patrick.

The team responded to a call from Gardai at about 5.40 pm to assist the casualty on the upper cone section of the Reek.

The first response team treated the man at the scene and he was stretchered off the mountain using additional rope equipment to the back of Croagh Patrick where an ambulance was waiting to take him to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for further treatment.

The Coastguard helicopter R118 also attended the scene, but had to return to base due to the weather conditions on the mountain.

The Mayo Mountain Rescue Team was stood down at 10.40pm last night.






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