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Sunday 29 July - Air Corps Medically Evacuate Two Casualties.

An Air Corps AW139, operating in support of Mountain Rescue Ireland, has medically evacuated ("Medivaced") two casualties from Croagh Patrick who were taking part in the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage.

At approx 10.30 am a`male cardiac patient was taken from the mountain to University College Hospital Galway.

At approx 3.45 pm a female was airlifted from half way up the mountain was taken to Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar.

In addition to the two Air Corps pilots and crewman the helicopter has a Mountain Rescue Doctor and Paramedic on board.

The helicopter will remain in location until last light tonight. 


Press Release Date: Sunday 29 July 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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