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21/09/2021

UPDATE: Donegal Mountain Rescue team assist walkers off hill at Lough Altan

Walkers are safe and well

Lough Altan rescue

Lough Altan in Donegal

Members of Donegal Mountain Rescue today assisted in helping walkers from a hill at Lough Altan and have confirmed that the walkers are now safe and well.

The mountain rescue team was called out early on Saturday. 

In a post on the Mountain Rescue Facebook page, the team said they were tasked with assisting walkers.

In a follow-up post this afternoon, the rescue team reported that the walkers are now safe and off the hill and the rescue team was heading home.

Lough Altan, which is located close to Dunlewey and beside Glenveagh National Park, is a popular spot for walkers.

The weather in Donegal this afternoon is quite dismal with heavy rain in most areas and that will have made the call-out all the more difficult for all involved. 

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