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Rescuers reach woman stranded overnight on Kerry mountain

The alarm was first raised yesterday afternoon.

File photo.
File photo.
Image: Facebook/Mountain Rescue Ireland

Updated 9.18 am

KERRY MOUNTAIN RESCUE (KMR) have reached a woman who was stranded overnight on Mangerton Mountain after becoming lost while climbing.

Rescuers had been in verbal contact with the woman throughout last night but attempts to identify her exact position have been hampered by poor visibility which was down to about 3-4 metres.

Damien Courtney from KMR told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that the woman has now been removed uninjured from a ridge on The Horse’s Glen and is being led off the mountain.

About 25 members of Kerry Mountain Rescue (KMR) were involved in the rescue operation with about 20 reservists also put on call.

The rescue teams first became aware of the missing woman when she contacted them by mobile phone at about 3.30pm yesterday afternoon. She is believed to have been walking on the mountain since yesterday morning.

The woman, who was by herself, also rang her family who attempted to find her but those attempts were unsuccessful.

The ridge the woman was stuck on had drops below her of several hundred metres accoridng to Courtney.

Rescue crews were located above and were talking to her throughout the night before reaching her just after 8am this morning.

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