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Paraglider airlifted to hospital after injury on Slieve Gullion

A paraglider was airlifted to hospital following an incident on a mountain in county Armagh on Sunday afternoon.

The victim was carefully removed from Slieve Gullion shortly after 3pm.

He was taken directly to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

It is understood the man suffered a serious leg injury while out with a group of paragliders.

The rescue was co-ordinated by the Belfast Coastguard and also involved an Irish Coast Guard helicopter.

Main photo by Gerard McCreesh.

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