Two killed in moun­tain falls

The Herald - - NEWS -

TWO men died yes­ter­day in sep­a­rate falls on moun­tains in North­ern Ire­land.

The fa­tal ac­ci­dents took place within an hour of each other in the Mourne range in County Down.

In­spec­tor Frances Mccul­lough, of the Po­lice Ser­vice of North­ern Ire­land, said: “We re­ceived a re­quest for as­sis­tance after a male was re­ported to have fallen while walk­ing on Wee Bin­nian shortly be­fore mid­day and re­ceived a fur­ther re­quest for as­sis­tance after a male was re­ported to have fallen while walk­ing on Slieve Commedagh shortly be­fore 1pm.

“Emer­gency ser­vices re­sponded but, un­for­tu­nately, both men died at the scene.”

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