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Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious head injury on Carrauntoohil

The incident happened in the Devil’s Ladder area of the mountain.

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A MAN HAS been airlifted from Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry this morning after sustaining a serious head injury. 

The incident happened in the Devil’s Ladder area of the mountain. 

The Coast Guard received a call from the HSE at 11.33am requesting assistance in getting the casualty airlifted from the mountain. 

The Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was tasked to the scene. 

A spokesperson for Kerry Mountain Rescue confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the man sustained a serious head injury after falling. 

The man was airlifted to University Hospital Kerry. 

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