Two Children Brought To Safety From Galtee Mountains

Lake MuskryTwo children have been rescued from the Galtee Mountains after getting into difficulties caused by sudden flooding earlier this evening.

The party were returning from a walking trip to local beauty spot Lake Muskry with an adult and two other children when they became stranded after a river flooded, due to the extremely heavy rain.

The South Eastern Mountain Rescue team was alerted to the situation by Gardaí in Tipperary town at approximately 4pm this afternoon.
A team of some 13 Mountain Rescue personnel were sent to the area. The unit successfully managed to locate the children approximately one hour after the search began and brought them safely back across the swollen river.

Walking tourists face a 2 km forest track which continues out on to open moorland and a rising uphill walk for over 2 km, to get a  view of Lake Muskry which sits at 520km (1614ft) above sea level and is considered to be one of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenic landscapes.


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