Mayo Mountain Rescue Team undertook a second call out in two days over the weekend.

They were put on standby for a mission in Nephin shortly before 1pm on Saturday afternoon, following a difficult rescue on Mweelrea the previous day.

A walker with a lower leg injury near the top of Nephin had called for assistance. 

A full team call out was initiated after a short discussion with the patient.

The Coast Guard helicopter from Sligo was tasked to assist, but unfortunately due to persistent cloud cover they were unable to lift the patient, despite making several attempts. 

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team assembled at the car park on the north side of Nephin near Laherdane. 

A first response team was promptly dispatched to assess then injury and prepare the patient for evacuation by stretcher. 

The first response treated the patient and kept him protected from the elements until the stretcher party arrived. 

The stretcher party arrived at about 16:30pm.

Initially the descent was rough, but after about 20 minutes the team reached easier ground and the remainder of the descent was quite straightforward.

The patient was dispatched to hospital by ambulance and after the usual debrief, the team was stood down at 18:00pm.

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