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Kerry Mountain Rescue Team Aug

Kerry Mountain Rescue Team were involved in two rescues this weekend.

Yesterday afternoon at around 3.00pm, 14 members of the team were called to the rescue of a walker at Torc Waterfall.

The walker who was an American woman slipped and fell 100 feet down a steep embankment, sustaining shoulder and other injuries.

The Team provided first aid at the scene before stretchering the walker to the waiting ambulance where she was then brought to University Hospital Kerry.

At around 6.30pm yesterday, the Team were contacted by Dingle Cliff and Coastal Rescue looking for assistance with a rescue near to Derryquay school.

The casualty, a teenage girl who was part of a large German Scout group walking the Dingle Way, sustained lower leg injuries while walking on a trail approximately 1 km behind the school.

She was treated at the scene by the ambulance paramedics.