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Irish mountain rescue volunteer dies while training in Wales

Kevin Hallahan was a father who joined the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in 2011.

Kevin Hallahan died while training in Wales.
Kevin Hallahan died while training in Wales.
Image: FACEBOOK/DMWRT

AN IRISH MOUNTAIN rescue volunteer has died while at a team training event in Wales.

The Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team has said that its members are “deeply shocked” following the death of Kevin Hallahan on Saturday.

The mountain rescue team said in a Facebook post that Hallahan had a “fatal accident” while training on the Crib Goch route in Snowdonia, north Wales.

“Kevin joined DWMRT in 2011 and quickly established himself as a valued and highly motivated team member,” the group said in its post.

He was a skilled and experienced mountaineer who selflessly applied his knowledge to help those in need. Kevin could be relied upon to complete any task efficiently and safely, always looking out for his teammates. He was a man who cared for those around him, supporting and mentoring, with a kind word and his friendly smile.

The group has also offered “its deepest sympathies”  to the rescuer’s family including his wife and daughters.

“He was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know him,” DWMRT said.

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