« BackMan brought to Kerry General Hospital having sustained injury to leg on Ross Island

A man was brought to Kerry General Hospital this afternoon following a rescue operation on Killarney’s Ross Island.

The man is believed to have sustained an injury to his leg while walking near Library Point.

Kerry Mountain Rescue was contacted about the incident at approximately 11.45am.

Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 was tasked to assist in the operation but was unable to land due to forestation in the area.

Ross Castle, Killarney

Following assessment an HSE Ambulance Crew and Kerry Mountain Rescue at the scene, the man was taken by boat to Ross Castle by a local fisherman who happened to be in the vicinity at the time.

The transfer was overseen by Kerry Mountain Rescue.

The man was then transferred by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital.