Sligo and Leitrim Mountain Rescue were alerted by Gardai yesterday evening after a man was reported missing near to Benbulben mountain in North Sligo.  A search operation was launched with assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit.

A group of local people who had joined in the efforts, located the man at first light this morning. The 46-year-old was not injured but was taken to Sligo General Hospital for treatment.

Alan Sayers from Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue said they were delighted to find the man safe and well and it was fortunate that the current weather conditions are so mild.

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