Two die in separate falls in Mourne Mountains

Two die in separate falls in Mourne Mountains

TWO people have died today (Sunday) on the Mourne Mountains.

Ralph Hewitt

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THE PSNI have confirmed that two men have died following separate incidents in the Mourne Mountains today (Sunday, January 13).

Inspector Frances McCullough said: "Police received a request for assistance after a male was reported to have fallen while walking on Wee Binnian shortly before midday and received a further request for assistance after a male was reported to have fallen while walking on Slieve Commedagh shortly before 1pm.

"Police and other emergency services responded but unfortunately both men died at the scene. The deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

"A third male was also rescued from the mountains with a suspected broken ankle following a fall close to the Saddle at around 2.30pm."

Earlier today, the PSNI had issued a warning to walkers in the mountains to use extreme caution due to high winds.

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