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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Man dies after falling ill on Galway mountain

A man in his 40s has died after he became ill on the Maamturk mountain range in Conamara, Galway.

The incident took place during an adventure race organised by Gaelforce Events.


According to the organisers, race control was notified that a competitor had become ill on the final section of the route.

The event marshalls responded to the scene immediately and emergency services were deployed, including helicopter support.

According to a statement from the organisers, the man did not survive despite all the care given to him.


GardaĆ­ also joined emergency services at the scene at around 1pm before the man was taken to hospital.

It’s understood that the man’s next of kin have been notified and the organisers extended their “deepest condolences to the friends and family of the competitor and ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”


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