The Mayo Mountain Rescue team was called out yesterday afternoon to assist a man who sustained a fall on the descent from Croagh Patrick.

The casualty sustained arm injuries in the fall on the cone of the mountain, and was given first aid by the Mayo Mountain Rescue team first response party.

He was then stretchered off the mountain to the Westport Order of Malta ambulance and transferred to hospital.

It was the second call-out in two days, as on Sunday afternoon, shortly after 1.30, the team was tasked by Gardai to assist a person who sustained leg injuries while descending Croagh Patrick.

An off-duty Emergency Medical Technician provided assistance and helped the casualty part of the way down on an improvised stretcher, before the mountain rescue team arrived and stretchered the injured person the rest of the way down.

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