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PSNI And Other Agencies Training In Dundrum Bay

PSNI alongside their emergency colleagues in the RNLI, HM Coastguard and other agencies will be carrying out a multi-agency emergency training exercise in the Dundrum area on Saturday 9 September. There will be police and emergency services activity in the area, both on land and on the water, throughout the…

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Downpatrick Lions Support the MMRT

Downpatrick Lions President Pat Sheridan presents a cheque for £1,000 to Martin McMullan, Co-ordinator of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The money was generously donated by the public during the Downpatrick Lions street collection in April. Mourne Mountain Rescue Team all volunteer their time and expertise and rely on voluntary…

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Ford Visits Volunteers Of The MMRT

Ford Meets The MMRT Following Grant Award Justice Minister David Ford has visited the Mournes to see the invaluable work carried out by the volunteers who make up the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The Minister was given an overview of the work of the Team then went into the mountains…

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Ritchie Welcomes For Financial Investment In Mourne Mountain Rescue Service

Speaking today (Monday 6 April) welcoming the Department of Justice’s financial investment in the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team, South Down SDLP Westminster candidate, Margaret Ritchie said: “I am pleased that the Department of Justice has now made an important contribution of £18,000 to the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team through a co-ordinated bid…

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MMRT Rescue Injured Walker On Slievenabrock

At approx 12.45 pm on Sunday 1 June, the Mourne Mountain Team Rescue team received a request for assistance from a walking group. While descending Slievenabrock, an man fell and  sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. Fortunately the MMRT team were training on the area in the Happy Valley and able…

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MMRT Rescue Two Injured Hillwalkers on Slieve Donard

AT approximately 2pm today (Sunday 28 July) the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a casualty on the summit of Slieve Donard who had fallen and sustained head and facial injuries. The  lady was walked to the col by a member of the team for an airlift by…

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MMRT Rescues Woman in Mournes

THE Mourne Mountain Rescue Team has a callout on Tuesday (4 June) at approximately  9pm. The team received a request for assistance via the Belfast Coastguard. The incident involved an adult woman injured and trapped in the Glen River in Donard Forest. The team responded immediately along with NIAS and…

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Mountain Runner Dies in Mournes in a Race

THE Mourne Mountain Rescue Team had a callout  on Thursday (16 May) at approximately  8.10pm. A spokesperson for the MMRT said: “The team received a request for assistance from a Mountain runner. The runner who was taking part in a Mountain race took ill close to the summit of Slieve…

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Mourne Mountain Rescue Team Assist Mountain Runner

  Rescue in the Mournes At approx 15.30hrs on Saturday 13 April the the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team received a request for assistance from a mountain runner suffering from exhaustion and exposure. The male runner who was taking part in a British Championship Race got into difficulties close to the…

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MMRT Assist Mourne Walker With Fractured Leg

TGE Mourne Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Sunday 2 March  at approximately 2pm. The team received a request for assistance from an injured walker and the MMRT team were scrambled.  The injured woman was undertaking a training walk on Slieve Foye, near Carlingford when she fell, and sustained…

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Take Part in the Islander This Coming April

Take Part in the Islander This Coming April  

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