Two people were rescued from Croagh Patrick in separate incidents yesterday evening.

Shortly after 6pm, the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team was tasked by Gardai to assist a female who had sustained a lower leg injury while descending the mountain.

The incident occurred just below the "shoulder" on the Murrisk side.

While the team's first response party was en route, they found another female who required immediate medical assistance, which was provided by the first response team.

The Coastguard helicopter was called to assist this second casualty who was airlifted to hospital for further treatment.

The Mayo Mountain Rescue team's stretcher party continued to the first casualty, providing first aid and taking the woman by stretcher down to Murrisk to a waiting HSE ambulance.

It was a busy evening for Mayo Mountain Rescue who thanked the Westport Coastguard Unit for their assistance on Croagh Patrick yesterday evening.



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