Casualty rescued after night in Bluestacks

A man is recovering after spending a night injured in the Bluestack Mountains.

Donegal Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by gardaí to assist the casualty who was in severe difficulty last night at 9.15pm.

A spokesperson for Mountain Rescue said, “On route the team were notified that 118 were on the scene but were unable to extract the casualty.


“DMRT tasked Sligo-Leitrim Mountain Rescue to assist.

“Donegal MRT departed their vehicles at the rendezvous point and, after an extremely difficult hike due to weather and terrain, located the casualty at 1.20am. After assessing the casualty, it was agreed that extraction from that location would not be possible at that time and so, after communication with Malin Head Coast Guard and further assessment of the casualty, it was decided that the team would stay on the hill until it was more suitable to evacuate.

“Sligo-Leitrim were stood down at approximately 2am. Communications continued with Malin Head throughout the night regarding the casualty’s condition.

At 5am, the team successfully tasked 118 to their location and at approximately 7.30am, the casualty was airlifted.”

Donegal Mountain Rescue stood down at 8.47am this morning.

“Our sincerest thanks to Sligo-Leitrim MRT, to the Coastguard, An Garda Síochána and Rescue 118 for their help and tremendous work last night. Thank you to you all for your well wishes and kind words, as always. It was a difficult night for the team but a positive outcome.”

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