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Mourne Mountain search for injured man
« on: January 15, 2010 »



A rescue effort is under way for a man who is thought to have broken his leg on the Mournes.

He is believed to have fallen while trying to repair a tent which was damaged by the wind last night.

Ed Kilgore of the mountain rescue team said although conditions were difficult, he was confident they would be able to locate him.

"We have a good idea where he should be - his friend who came off the hill gave us an approximate position," he said.

"The weather at the minute is quite poor, visibility is probably down to about 50 feet.

"We have search dogs on the hill trying to locate the individual," Mr Kilgore added.

"A team at the minute is just searching that area hoping to locate him and for the rest of the team to move in to treat him and carry him out."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8460725.stm
From BBC news.
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Re: Mourne Mountain search for injured man
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 »

Fingers crossed they get him down okay, it's mighty chilly out there.
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Re: Mourne Mountain search for injured man
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 »

Hopely he's alright, if he's got a broken tent to crawl into then he should be fine though
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Re: Mourne Mountain search for injured man
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010 »

What I want to know is how do you break your leg fixing your tent?
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