Climber in his 50s plunges to his death from Ireland's highest mountain
A CLIMBER in his 50s has died while climbing Ireland's highest mountain today.
The man is understood to have suffered a serious fall while climbing Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry at around midday.
Irish police, known as gardai, are probing the sudden death.
A spokesman said: "Gardai are investigating a sudden death of a man on Carrauntoohil mountain Co Kerry at approximately 12midday."
It's understood the incident happened close to Hag's Glen – which is a popular route to the peak of Ireland's highest mountain.
Mountain rescue teams rushed to the mountain when the alarm was raised. They are assisting in the recovery operation.
A post mortem examination is due to take place at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee.
More to follow.
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