Man taken to hospital following fall on Carrauntoohil earlier today

A man has been taken to hospital following a fall on Carrauntoohil earlier today.

The Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was contacted by Valentia rescue co-ordinators, after a hiker was reported in difficulty today on The Devil’s Ladder.

Rescue teams responded and a casualty was airlifted to University Hospital Kerry.

The injured man, who is in his fifties, is believed to have suffered serious injuries.