Mayo Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to assist a woman who was unwell on the Letterkeen loop shortly after 2pm yesterday afternoon.

Rescue helicopter 118, based in Sligo, were also tasked and arrived before mountain rescue.

Two crew members were dropped off at the casualty’s location, but the helicopter had to take off immediately, leaving the crew at the scene.

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team first response arrived soon after.

After assessing the casualty, it was decided to assist her on foot towards the road below.

The Mayo Mountain Rescue Team stretcher party arrived as the casualty reached the road and she was then transferred by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital.

The Mayo team were stood down at 4:30pm.


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