‘Hill­climbers’ res­cue team hon­oured for supreme work

Bray People - - Baptism Special -

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.

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