Irish mountain rescuer killed in Snowdonia accident

Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

An investigation is continuing into the death of an irish mountain rescuer in Snowdonia.

Kevin Hallahan was killed in an accident on the Crib Goch ridge on Saturday morning – the 43 year-old was with the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team on a training event.

Mountain rescue teams from Llanberis, Aberglaslyn and the Ogwen Valley were called out to the incident, along with the Caernarfon coastguard helicopter and police. The coroner for North West Wales has been informed.

Mr Hallahan, from Naas in County Kildare, joined DWMRT in 2011 and was married with three daughters. In a statement, the team said: ”He was a skilled and experienced mountaineer who selflessly applied his knowledge to help those in need. Kevin could be relied upon to complete any task efficiently and safely, always looking out for his teammates. He was a man who cared for those around him, supporting and mentoring, with a kind word and his friendly smile.”

”DWMRT will do all we can to support Kevin’s family in the difficult weeks and months ahead. He was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know him.”