Tragedy as two die in separate falls on Mourne Mountains in Co. Down
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Tragedy as two die in separate falls on Mourne Mountains in Co. Down

TWO men have tragically died in separate falls on the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down today.

The first man fell on Wee Binnian mountain shortly before midday on Sunday, reports BBC News NI, while the second fell about an hour later on Slieve Commedagh.

Police and emergency services responded to both incidents however the men were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third man was also rescued from the mountains after sustaining a suspected broken ankle in a fall near the Saddle at around 2.30pm.

The mountain range, which is popular with hillwalkers, includes Northern Ireland’s highest mountain, Slieve Donard.

Local councillors offered their condolences following the two fatalities.

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