A hiker was rescued from Croaghaun mountain on Achill Island yesterday.

The alarm was raised when the person got into difficulties on steep terrain yesterday morning.

Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue and Achill Coastguard Unit were called out to the scene by An Garda Síochána.

Rescue  Helicopter 118 was also tasked to the location and winched the climber from the steep terrain.

The hiker was uninjured and the rescue was stood down shortly after 2 p.m.

The Coastguard helicopter was also tasked yesterday afternoon to assist with an incident involving a paraglider on Maumtrasna.

The helicopter evacuated the casualty without requiring assistance from the Mayo Mountain Rescue team.



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