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

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