Man who lost his life on Carrauntoohil due to be removed to University Hospital Kerry

A man who lost his life on Carrauntoohil is due to be removed to University Hospital Kerry this evening.

Kerry Mountain Rescue co-ordinated the recovery, after the man, who was in his fifties, fell on the mountain sometime after midday today.

Kerry Mountain Rescue attended the scene and requested the assistance of Valentia Coast Guard with Flight 115 departing from Shannon.

However, due to the precarious position of the deceased man, the Coast Guard helicopter was unable to assist.

Killarney Gardaí were notified and are investigating; they say no one else was involved.