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Dublin: 11°C Wednesday 10 August 2022

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick

Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.

37868267_2233878179972975_1715917856559857664_o Source: Mayo Mountain Rescue/Facebook

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE treated for medical issues as thousands climbed Croagh Patrick to mark Reek Sunday – an important date in the Catholic calendar.

Mountain rescue personnel from Ireland and the UK were in place to assist those who needed help while climbing the famous Mayo mountain.

It’s estimated that about 5,000 people made the pilgrimage up the mountain, which is 760 metres high.

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The Irish Air Corps airlifted a 46-year-old man to hospital, where he was treated for chest pains.

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Mayo Mountain Rescue released the following list of people who required assistance on the mountain:

  • 6.28pm: 20-year-old female, assisted on descent
  • 6.06pm: 38-year-old female, assisted on descent
  • 5.36pm: 46-year-old male, with elbow injury, treated and able to walk off the mountain
  • 4.43pm: 50-year-old female, with knee injury, treated and able to walk off the mountain
  • 4.21pm: 15-year-old female, assisted on descent
  • 4.13pm: 73-year-old male, with leg injury, assessed, treated and walked off the mountain
  • 3.47pm: 62-year-old female, suffering dehydration, assessed, treated and stretchered off the mountain
  • 3.38pm: 46-year-old female, head injury, assessed and treated by doctor, was able to walk off
  • 3.03pm: 64-year-old female, feeling unwell, was assessed and treated and able to walk
  • 2.20pm: 38-year-old female with knee injury, was assessed and treated able to walk off
  • 2.10pm: 64-year-old male, suffered abrasions, was assessed and treated and able to walk off
  • 1.42pm: 12-year-old child, suffered cuts from a fall, was assessed and treated and able to walk
  • 12.14pm: 39-year-old female, feeling unwell, was assessed and treated
  • 11.35pm: 71-year-old female, suffering from dehydration, assessed and treated
  • 10.20am: 64-year-old female, feeling unwell, treated by personnel and able to walk off.
  • 9.57am: 46-year-old male with chest pain, evacuated by Air Corps helicopter to hospital for further treatment
  • 9.50am: 54-year-old male with ankle injury, was treated at medical tent

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