Tributes are being paid to a member of Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue who died after a fall on Ben Bulben on Tuesday night. 

The man in his 40s, was hiking with a friend, when he slipped while climbing a gully above the Ben Bulben Forest Walk.

He has been named as Octavius Job, a father of three.

He suffered a serious head injury, and despite intensive efforts by his mountain rescue colleagues, he could not be revived.

His body was recovered from the scene and taken to Sligo University Hospital.

Mr Job was experienced climber and had often taken part in many rescue operations

 Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue says they are devastated by the loss of their friend and colleague - but remain operational while mourning their loss. 






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