Walkers rescued after becoming disorientated on Muckish

Three walkers have been rescued after becoming disorientated on Muckish Mountain.

The alarm was raised shortly after 4pm yesterday evening after the walkers got into difficulty on the way down the mountain.

Weather conditions were said to be poor with visibility down to 5m.

Donegal Mountain Rescue were tasked to the scene and the walkers were located using SARLOC technologies, resulting in the team able to meet them quickly and begin walking off the hill.

The walkers had been out for several hours and were very wet and cold, so they were given food, extra clothing, and time to warm up in the team's storm shelter.

The team was subsequently stood down at 20.30pm