Hiking events

Man dies on famous Sligo hiking trail

A 72-year-old man died on Saturday after collapsing at a popular hiking spot in Sligo.

Those at the scene performed CPR on the man until the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team reached the scene on the Sligo Way near Slish Wood.

Unfortunately, despite the efforts of ten members of the rescue team, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s body was taken to Sligo University Hospital.

Mountain Rescue Team member Henry Doherty said the National Ambulance Service had difficulty reaching the hike’s remote walking area due to the day’s ‘dry and cold conditions’, reports The Journal .

“This was a sad and tragic event on what should have been an enjoyable ride and SLMRT wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” Doherty said.

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