Climbers rescued from Mayo mountain last night after weather changed

Mweelrea Mountain  © Copyright Keith Salvesen
Mweelrea Mountain © Copyright Keith Salvesen

Two climbers were rescued from Mweelrea Mountain in Mayo last night.

The climbers, a man and woman from Northern Ireland, lost their bearings when heavy cloud appeared suddenly at 9pm.

Mayo Mountain Rescue and Westport Coast Guard were all dispatched, and the pair were winched to safety by the Guard helicopter.

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