Updated: 03/10/16 : 05:58:08
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Sligo's Rescue 118 in Croagh Patrick airlift

Three people were airlifted in a late night rescue operation from Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Saturday.
  
A woman and two teenagers got lost on the mountain in very poor weather conditions when they attempted to descend the famous pilgrimage mountain in the fading light.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 9.30pm.

The Sligo Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene from it's Strandhill Airport base and winched them to safety an hour later.

They were brought to Mayo University Hospital as a precaution are a understood to have since been discharged.