Dramatic Mountain rescue in Donegal
Two men had to be rescued off Mount Errigal over the Easter weekend. The two student teachers from Monaghan and Leitrim required assistance after they fell 30-40 meters on the Donegal mountain. One man sustained only minor injuries and managed to alert the rescue services by phone. The rest of their companions were on a lower plain of the mountain when the accident took place.
Unfortunately his friend suffered bruising, bad gashes and a suspected dislocated shoulder. Rescue 118 Sligo was first to respond and assessed the situation. They couldn’t lower a stretcher so they decided to helicopter two of the rescuers to the summit of the mountain and have them winch down to the injured party.
Meanwhile another group from the Donegal Mountain Rescue made their way on foot to the boys with a stretcher. They were then treated on the scene until they were deemed stable enough for transporting. One of them was then airlifted to Sligo General Hospital while the other student was aided down the mountain by the rescue team. Both men are student teachers at St Patrick’s College in Dublin and were in the area for a course at an Irish school.