Mayo Mountain Rescue Team assisted a man attempting to climb Croagh Patrick in his bare feet last Thursday.

The team were mobilised at 16:10pm to his location about half way up the cone section of the mountain.

Even though the temperature was not very low, it was a very wet day and the combination of wet clothes and a cool breeze caused the man to lose heat very easily. 

This ultimately led to exhaustion and mild hypothermia. 

A first response team was promptly dispatched to provide some shelter from the elements, a warm drink and a pair of shoes.

This helped but was not enough to allow the man to make his way off the mountain unaided so he was wrapped up and stretchered off the mountain. 

By the time he reached the road he had warmed up considerably and was driven home for a good rest. 

The team was stood down at 19:40pm.