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Man dies after falling 200 metres from cliff in Sligo

A man has died after falling 200 metres from a cliff in Sligo.

The incident occurred yesterday, at the Gleniff Horseshoe beside Benbulben mountain.

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Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue (SLMR) were called to the scene at approximately 4:10pm.

They rescued a woman from a dangerous cliff and they recovered the mans body.

The Mountain rescue team have urged walkers to be extremely careful when walking in the area.

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“On Thursday afternoon two local females walking in the Gleniff Horseshoe witnessed a fall from high up on the very steep Annacoona cliffs and immediately called 999 for help,” Ciaran Davis of the SLMR said.

“We were tasked at 1640hrs and immediately initiated a full team callout. Our initial reaction team quickly ascertained that a person in distress and in immediate danger was cragfast on a ledge right up on the cliff face.”

“Due to the high risk of further tragedy, we requested the assistance of the Coastguard Helicopter service based in Strandhill, Rescue 118, and also asked our neighbouring Team Donegal Mountain Rescue for additional personnel,” he continued.

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