Man dies after falling ill during race in Galway mountains

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Galway Daily news Man dies after falling ill during race in Galway mountains
Maamturks in Connemara. Photo: Britishfinance, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A man lost his life after becoming ill during a race in the Maamturk Mountains in Connemara yesterday.

Organisers of the Gaelforce West race said that they were “deeply saddened” to confirm the death of a participant in yesterday’s event.

In a statement, the organisers said that at 12:21 race control was notified that a competitor had fallen ill towards the end of the race.

“The emergency plan was activated and the emergency services, including helicopter support, were called to the scene.

“Despite all of the care given to the competitor he did not survive. The competitor’s next of kin have been notified.”

“We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the competitor and ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”

Gaelforce West is a multi-stage race involving running, cycling, and kayaking along the west coast of Ireland, including the Connemara mountains.