Five separate incidents in Comeragh Mountains this afternoon

Five casualties were treated in five separate incidents in the Comeraghs in County Waterford this afternoon.

A 50-year-old man was first to be airlifted by Rescue 117 and taken to University Hospital Waterford.

A young woman was the second callout The South East Mountain Rescue Association responded to - she was also airlifted by 117 and brought to hospital.

The mountain rescue team carried a young man with leg injuries off the mountain later in the afternoon as the helicopter was fog bound.

In two more incidents, a woman and man were assisted off the mountain and treated locally.

All five incidents happened in the Coumshingaun area between midday and 6pm.


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