TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Coast Guard responds to ‘help’ calls on Carrauntoohil… it was just someone praying loudly

A mountain guide thought he heard screams for help. They weren’t.

Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Image: Shutterstock

THE IRISH COAST Guard were tasked to Carrauntoohil in County Kerry yesterday afternoon after there were reports of someone calling for help from the mountain.

Thankfully though the incident was far less serious than initially feared.

A mountain guide informed Kerry Mountain Rescue that they had heard what they thought were calls for help.

The Coast Guard helicopter, the Shannon R115, arrived to investigate the scene at 17.21pm with the Kerry Mountain Rescue also in attendance, but it was determined it was a false alarm.

Fortunately, the calls were not calls for help at all, but it was a non Irish national praying rather loudly.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, the Irish Coast Guard said that they “have to investigate all calls and have to deal with all potentially dangerous situations”.

Read: Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach>

Read: Take a ride with us on an Irish Coast Guard helicopter>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

Comments (39 Comments)

Add New Comment