Walker rescued from mountain peaks

A woman who fell whilst walking with a group of people in the Sperrin Mountains earlier today has been airlifted to hospital.

Sunday, 25th November 2018, 6:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:59 pm

A PSNI spokesman said they received information about the casualty around 12.40pm.

Inspector McIldowney said: "We received a report his afternoon of a woman who had collapsed between the peak of Sawel and Dart mountains in the Claudy area.

"PSNI Air Support attended the scene, while other emergency services were on standby.

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The Sperrins - Google image
The Sperrins - Google image

"Officers from PSNI Air Support was quickly on scene and able to successfully locate the injured woman and take her to hospital for treatment for a suspected leg injury.

"Thankfully, this operation had a successful outcome and I hope the woman will make a full recovery after her ordeal.

"This is a great example of partnership working in the community and keeping people safe."