Man who died on Mount Brandon is named

The man who died on Mount Brandon yesterday has been named as John Gill from Clahane. Mr Gill was 51 years of age and was married with no children. He took ill while climbing with a relative. The alarm was raised at around five o clock yesterday evening. Dingle Coastguard Unit and Kerry Mountain Rescue were mobilised as well as the Waterford Rescue Helicopter. Attempts to airlift the two were hampered by cloud and the man’s body was stretchered down.