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Man's body recovered from Carrauntoohil

It’s believed the man fell while hiking yesterday.

File photo of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain
File photo of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain
Image: Shutterstock/Pierre Leclerc

A MAN’S BODY was recovered on Carrauntoohil by Kerry Mountain Rescue yesterday evening.

Shortly after 2pm yesterday, Kerry Mountain Rescue contacted the Coast Guard for assistance after a report of someone falling on the mountain.

The Coast Guard’s rescue helicopter 115, which is based at Shannon, responded.

It helped transport the mountain rescue team, which recovered the man’s body later that evening.

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