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Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains

The man incurred major injuries at Mahon Falls yesterday.

The man was airlifted to hospital by members of the Coast Guard
The man was airlifted to hospital by members of the Coast Guard
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A MAN IN his 40s has died after falling in a popular walking and climbing area in the Comeragh Mountains in Co Waterford.

The man, who is from Co Tipperary, fell and incurred major injuries while walking at Mahon Falls – a 4.5km lightly trafficked loop trail in the area – yesterday afternoon.

The coast guard helicopter R117 had to airlift the man after arriving on the scene, taking him to University Hospital in Waterford for treatment.

However, despite efforts to save him, he passed away from his injuries. A postmortem is expected to take place today.

Investigations are continuing, but the death is being treated as a tragic accident.

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