Mountain Rescue Team saves person from Twelve Bens during hazardous weather

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Galway Daily news Mountain Rescue Team saves person from Twelve Bens during hazardous weather
Rescue operation in the South Bens on Monday. Photo Credit: Galway Mountain Rescue Team via Facebook

Galway Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a person stranded in the Twelve Bens mountains yesterday evening during difficult weather.

The Galway Mountain Rescue Team were called out at approximately 11am on Monday in response to a stranded person on the South Bens.

Multiple search parties were deployed during an operation which lasted almost six hours during high winds.

A status yellow weather warning for winds of 50-65km/hr, and gusts of up to 100km/hr, was in place from 3am to 10pm on Monday.

During the operation Rescue 118 helicopter was en-route to assist with the search, and Mayo MRT was also on standby if needed.

The missing person was successfully located and escorted to safety by the Galway MRT.