Wednesday 16 August 2017 02:12:24 PM

Busy Time For Mourne Mountain Rescuers
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IT has been a  busy weekend for the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team.
On Saturday evening at about 6.00pm, the team was tasked by the PSNI to assist in the evacuation of the remaining walkers and campers in the Annalong valley where a major incident was declared due extensive upland fires.
The team assisted six people back to the control point on the Head Road. All walkers and campers were cleared from the area at about midnight.
Sunday afternoon the team was tasked to assist a young girl with a suspected fractured lower leg injury that had occurred while climbing Slieve Donard with here family.
With the police helicopter in the area the girl was evacuated quickly from the Donard Commedagh coll to a waiting ambulance.
later in the afternoon the team was again tasked to search for a missing person who was found in the Happy valley area of the Mournes.