Mourne Mountains: Two Men have Died In Separate Incidents

Police can confirm that two men have died following separate incidents in the Mourne Mountains on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called after a man was reported to have fallen walking on Wee Binnian shortly before midday.

A further call was made about another man reported to have fallen on Slieve Commedagh shortly before 1pm.

Earlier on Sunday police issued a warning to members of the public to take care due to strong winds.


Seán Byrne from Camlough, County Armagh, and Robbie Robinson from Banbridge, County Down, died on Wee Binian and Slieve Commedagh.

The police and other emergency services were called to both incidents but the men were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third man fell in the Mournes at about 14:30 GMT but he was rescued.

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