« BackClimber Rescued From Summit Of Carrauntoohill

A man was rescued from the summit of Carraunthohill yesterday evening after getting into difficulties while climbing.

Kerry Mountain Rescue

The alarm was raised around 5pm, with both the Shannon Marine helicopter and Kerry Mountain Rescue being tasked by Valentia Coastguard.

Members of the mountain rescue team brought the climber to safety after the helicopter was unable to reach the summit due to low cloud.

It’s understood that the man was not injured and was able to walk to safety.

Elsewhere yesterday evening, a man in his 70s was taken from Renard GAA pitch to Cork University Hospital, after suffering a suspected heart attack.