Northern Ireland

Mountain runner suffering from exposure is rescued

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Image caption Mourne mountain rescue picture

The Mourne Mountain Rescue team have assisted a mountain runner who was suffering from exhaustion and exposure.

The team were called at about 1530 BST on Saturday after a man who was participating in a British championship race got into difficulties close to the summit of Slievenaglogh.

Race marshals provided immediate assistance followed by support from the charity-funded rescue team.

The man was stabilised before being taken to hospital.