Updated: 13/09/17 : 05:59:20
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Sligo's Rescue 118 in Galway search operation

Sligo's Rescue 118 helicopter was in action yesterday in Galway when a walker was lost in fog yesterday afternoon.

Members of the Galway Mountain Rescue Team successfully located the walker who got lost in fog in the Inagh Valley.

Two teams were deployed after a German woman who was walking on her own got stranded on a ridge.

The alarm was raised at around four o'clock and the volunteers successfully located the woman just after 7.30pm.

The woman, who was showing signs of hypothermia, has been airlifted to University Hospital Galway by the Sligo-based Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter.