Video: Dramatic rescue of walker injured on Slemish

A woman has been rescued from Slemish by the North West Mountain Rescue team after being injured during a climb.

Over 20 volunteers from the team were involved in the rescue on Sunday after they responded to a request from the PSNI to help a walker, reported injured on the mountain.

Members of the North West Rescue team carry out the rescue.

Members of the North West Rescue team carry out the rescue.

The woman had suffered an injury to her ankle and after a long and difficult rescue, she was carried to safety by stretcher.

A spokesperson for the Rescue Team said: “After a long process, lasting nearly two hours and involving detailed technical equipment and skills and sheer sweat, she was carried safely by stretcher to our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Some of whom also joined us on the procedure on the hill to administer direct medical care.”

The injured woman was taken to hospital, she posted her thanks on the team’s Facebook page, Vivienne McClenaghan said: “Want to say a massive thank you to all of you for getting me down safely. Am heading for Royal to theatre in the morning, but just glad it’s only my ankle things could’ve been much worse.

“Again I cannot express my gratitude for the emergency services for your help yesterday.”

Members of the North West Rescue team carry out the rescue.

Members of the North West Rescue team carry out the rescue.

The woman is rescued from Slemish on Sunday evening.

The woman is rescued from Slemish on Sunday evening.