Man rescued afterfall fromtree
THE Mourne Mountain Rescue Team were called in to assist after a conservation volunteer fell from a tree in Ravensdale Park on Sunday afternoon.
The experienced Co Armagh researcher was inspecting feed boxes for pine martens which had been placed high up on a number of trees in the forest in October.
It’s understood that the ladder he was using slipped before he had the chance to secure it to a tree.
The alarm was raised by a companion and the emergency services notified. Due to the inaccessibility of the location where the accident had happened, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were notified and requested the assistance of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team at 4.33pm.
Eleven members of the team responded and liaised with the other services already on scene to access, treat and evacuate the casualty to ambulance. The man was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry and transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, where it’s believed his injuries are not life-threatening.
This was the second rescue operation for the Mourne Mountain Rescue on Sunday.