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01/08/2021

Man dies in Sligo mountain cliff fall

Two rescued by Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue

The Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team

A man has died after falling 200 metres as his walking partner was trapped on a dangerous cliff side in County Sligo.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon at the Gleniff Horseshoe, near Benbulbin.

Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue (SLMR) were called to the scene at 4.10pm to rescue the woman, who is a Spanish national, and to recover the body of the man. 

Ciaran Davis of the SLMR said the alarm was raised by a member of the public who witnessed the incident.  

The scene is close to the treacherous location of Diarmuid and Gráinne’s cave, which has become popular with visitors to the area following posts by online influencers. 

The mountain rescue team have repeated their plea for walkers to stay away from the area. 

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