Updated: 20/02/18 : 07:01:33
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Man dies on Kerry mountain

A man has died after taking ill on Mangerton Mountain in Kerry yesterday.

Kerry Mountain Rescue and the Shannon-based Coast Guard rescue helicopter answered an alert shortly before 1pm.

A team of paramedics were airlifted to a drop-off point, near an area known as the Devil's Punchbowl, where the man, who was aged in his 60s, had been reported to be in difficulty.

Cloud cover prevented an attempt to winch the man from his location.

The crew landed a paramedic and members of Kerry Mountain Rescue Team at a halfway point from where they were able to reach the man.

The man was taken down the mountain and his body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry.