Body of farmer in 70s recovered from Donegal mountains
Man may have suffered heart attack while gathering sheep
The body of a man has been taken from the Derryveagh Mountains in Co Donegal. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times
The body of a man has been taken from the Derryveagh Mountains in Co Donegal.
It is believed the man may have suffered from a heart attack while gathering sheep this afternoon.
Members of the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team responded to an emergency call by some of the men’s colleagues after 4pm.
The team made their way to Aghlamore, between Dunlewey and Falcarragh where the man was already being treated by paramedics from the Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter. However, it is understood he died at the scene.
The man’s body was transported by helicopter to hospital.
The man, who was believed to be in his 70s, is from the local area but his identity has not yet been made known.
The call-out was the second for the DMRT in less than 24 hours.
On Tuesday night, the alarm was raised after three people including a 15-year old-boy got lost on Muckish shortly after 9pm.
A further two people form their group, who were searching for their friends, then also got lost. All five were later located and brought to safety after 1am.