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Climbers rescued after getting lost on Mayo mountain

Neither suffered any injuries.

Mweelrea mountain.
Mweelrea mountain.
Image: cosmo_71 via Flickr/CC

A MAN AND a woman were rescued from Mweelrea Mountain in Mayo last night after getting lost.

The couple, holidaymakers from the UK, became disoriented after a change in the weather brought heavy cloud suddenly.

The two alerted emergency services from the 800 metre mountain around 9pm last night.

Mayo Mountain Rescue, the Coast Guard R118 helicopter and Westport Coast Guard were all dispatched, with the pair being winched off the mountain and taken to Westport, where they had been staying.

Neither suffered any injuries.

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