A man in his mid 70’s has died while climbing Croagh Patrick.

Mayo Mountain Rescue came to the assistance of the man on the cone section of Croagh Patrick.

Rescue 118 was also tasked to assist MMRT. Once the Coastguard helicopter’s paramedic was on scene, R118 positioned further team members and equipment to the location from the base at the back of the mountain.

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team have extended their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased person.

Earlier on Thursday Mayo Mountain Rescue assisted a woman who had sustained a lower leg and head injury on the descent from Croagh Patrick.

MMRT tasked a first response and stretcher party to the location where they had made their own way down to, below the shoulder of the mountain, from the summit.

The team stretchered the casualty down to the MMRT base at the back of the mountain to a waiting HSE ambulance. The casualty was transferred to Mayo University Hospital for further treatment.

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