German tourist rescued in South Kerry last night

A German tourist was rescued after sustaining a leg injury in South Kerry last night.

The injured hillwalker alerted the Emergency Services from Cnoc na d’Tobar in Cahersiveen.

Valentia Coast Guard co-ordinated the operation and tasked the Iveragh Coast Guard Unit to the scene at 20 to 9 last night; conditions were described as very difficult underfoot.

The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team and some locals were also involved.

The casualty was handed over to the ambulance service at half past midnight, and he was brought to hospital for treatment.