Man (79) dies after fall on Croagh Patrick in poor weather conditions

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A 79-year-old antheral has died successful Mayo University Hospital from injuries received successful a autumn connected Croagh Patrick connected Friday.

The unfortunate has been named locally arsenic Pat O’Mahony, a institution director, who lived astatine The Harbour Mill complex, overlooking the Quay successful Westport.

Mr O’Mahony fell connected Croagh Patrick connected Friday day during a play successful which the upwind conditions were peculiarly poor.

He was airlifted to Mayo University Hospital connected Rescue 118 chopper wherever helium died from caput injuries connected Sunday.

Tributes were paid online to Mr O’Mahony who had a distinguished vocation successful his earlier lifetime.

He served arsenic elder advisor to the Commission of Inquiry (Banking Sector) Ireland 2010-2011.

Over a 14 twelvemonth play (1996-2010) helium served arsenic Chairman of the Irish Medicines Board.

Improvements to the paths connected Croagh Patrick have been underway for respective years aft seasons with heightened numbers of injuries and harm to the surrounding situation from climbers attempting to debar unsafe scree.

Around 100,000 radical marque the trek each year. Mayo Mountain Rescue has successful the past warned pilgrims and different climbers to guarantee they person the close instrumentality and instrumentality precautions up of the climb.

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