A man has died after falling in the Glencar area of County Leitrim.

It’s understood that man, who was in his 60s and from Galway, suffered a fall in the Devil’s Chimney area, after becoming disorientated yesterday evening.

It’s thought he strayed from the path, fell into a nearby stream and sustained a head injury as a result.

The man was treated at the scene by members of Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue and carried by  stretcher through a field where emergency services including the Rescue 118 helicopter were on standby.

However, he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Henry Doherty from Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue said the alarm was raised at 7pm last night. The man was found in a nearby stream, which had turned into a river due to the heavy rain.

Mr Doherty paid tribute to the "super human effort" by Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team, as well as the crew of the 118 Rescue helicopter, national ambulance and Gardai for their extraordinary help. He extended his deepest condolences on behalf of Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue to the partner and family of the deceased man.

 

 

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