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18th Aug 2018

Irish teenager injured when hit by falling sheep in Mourne Mountains

Kate Demolder

Both parties are in stable conditions.

A young Irish male has been hospitalised following an incident which saw him being hit by a falling sheep while walking in the Mourne Mountains.

The incident happened shortly after 4pm Friday afternoon when a group of teenagers took to “steep ground” in Slieve Bearnagh for a hike.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team were called for assistance when a sheep fell from a crag near the Hare’s Gap and struck the teenager.

A team of seventeen arrived at the scene to found the boy in need of medical attention for potential injuries to his head, neck, back, abdomen and leg.

The teen was treated at the scene and evacuated by stretcher before being transferred by ambulance to Ulster Hospital’s emergency department, where he was treated and later discharged.

Mourne Mountain Rescue Team took to social media to share news of the incident, adding that the sheep involved in the accident was uninjured in the incident and left the area unaided.

Main image via MourneMRT Facebook

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