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Police Can Confirm That Two Men Have Died Following Separate Incidents In The Mourne Mountains Today

Police can confirm that two men have died following separate incidents in the Mourne Mountains today, Sunday 13 January.

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.”

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