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Fog rescue heart attack victim pronounced dead on arrival

The man was airlifted by the coast guard from three rock mountain in Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown.

File photo.
File photo.

Updated 01/12/2014 

A MAN WHO suffered a heart attack while out walking on a mountain in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown yesterday has passed away.

The man in his 50s was attended to by the coast guard and Dublin Fire Brigade at the scene but he was pronounced dead on his arrival to Tallaght Hospital.

Heavy fog hindered the efforts of emergency services trying to reach him on Sunday afternoon.

The coast guard helicopter was called to the scene at Three Rock Mountain shortly before 1pm, but weather conditions meant it was unable to reach the area where he was.

Two units of Dublin Fire Brigade and a mountain rescue team also attended the scene.

Attempts were made to move him to an area where the helicopter could access, but these were unsuccessful.

The man had been hiking in the mountains for almost an hour before he suffered a heart attack.

Additional reporting by Michael Sheils Mcnamee 

First published 30/11/2014 – 15.05

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