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Mountain Rescue Team saves person from Twelve Bens during hazardous weather

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.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@34.245.10.193
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