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'A crew was dispatched who managed to locate the missing tourists and bring them back'

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The location of the rescue in the Slieve Bloom mountains

The location of the rescue in the Slieve Bloom mountains

The location of the rescue in the Slieve Bloom mountains

Three tourists were rescued after they became stranded in the Slieve Bloom mountains on Thursday night, it has emerged. 

The tourists were rescued by local Civil Defence volunteers after they lost their way in the mountains in a frightening ordeal.

Laois Civil Defence rescued the three on Thursday, October 7, in a remote section of the Laois Offaly mountain range.

Reporting the incident on their social media page, they wrote: “Last night Laois Civil Defence were requested to assist 3 tourists who had become stranded in a remote area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

"A crew was dispatched who managed to locate the missing tourists and bring them back down to safety," they reported.

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