‘Hillclimbers’ rescue team honoured for supreme work
ONE OF the teams involved in the dramatic rescue operation of two men from Lugnaquilla has being honoured for its work.
Two weeks ago the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was called upon to assist with the rescue of Pat Doyle and Keith McDonnell, who were trapped on the South Prison of Lugnaquilla for up to 21 hours and had to spend the night stranded on the mountain in extremely cold conditions
Northern Ireland Sports Minister Gregory Campbell hosted an event to acknowledge the contribution of the team to the Northern Ireland community and the rest of Ireland in general.
The team was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and the equivalent in status to the MBE.
At the ceremony Minister Campbell thanked them for their 47 years of dedicated service.