Man res­cued af­ter­fall fromtree

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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