LATEST: Hillwalker missing on Mount Brandon found dead

UPDATE 6.45pm: A man, who had been missing on Mount Brandon in west Kerry since yesterday, has been found dead by rescue teams.

The man, believed to be in his early 60s and from the UK, was hillwalking alone when he became lost.

A number of search teams were involved in the operation including the Valentia Coastguard.

The man's body was located this evening.

EARLIER: A search is ongoing in Co. Kerry for a hillwalker missing from Mount Brandon.

The man in his 60s, believed to be from the UK, was reported missing yesterday evening after failing to return to his car.

The Dingle Coast Guard and Kerry Mountain Rescue are searching the area although poor visibility is restricting their efforts.

View from Mount Brandon. Photo: Google Street View


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Pig's head and racist graffiti left at Belfast community centre

Gerry Adams calls for DUP to return to powersharing

Mary Robinson attacks Donald Trump following North Korea comments

Outrage as Bus Éireann cancel services on four Eastern routes


Today's Stories

Council merger review ‘tainted’ by officials

Watch: Christmas comes early for Elf Factor at Fota Island

Seat capacity on Cork-Zurich route to double

Six new permanent deacons show value of lay people

Lifestyle

House cleaning for dummies

Getting clean and lean: James Duigan on the simplicity of changing your food habits

Ask Audrey: You’re 9 on the Crazy Scale, where 1 is sane and 10 is flying with Ryanair

Get out and enjoy: What's on offer for Culture Night?

More From The Irish Examiner