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Rescue teams respond to emergency on Carrauntoohil mountain

A rescue operation has taken place on Carrauntoohil mountain in Co Kerry.

The emergency ensued after a hiker was reported to be in difficulty today in an area known as The Devil's Ladder.

The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115, was contacted by Valentia rescue co-ordinators at around noon.

Rescue teams responded and the casualty was airlifted to Tralee Hospital.

It was one of three separate incidents reported on the mountain today.

Another climber also suffered injuries during a fall at the Devil's Ladder, while a third hiker became unwell during a climb earlier today.

They were both assisted off the mountain by Kerry Mountain Rescue.

The Devil's Ladder, reaching a height of 845 metres, is a popular route taken by climbers to reach the peak of Irelan's tallest mountain.