R117 landing at Kilworth GAA Club to take an injured walker to hospital. (Picture courtesy of SEMRA)

A major rescue operation, which included the Coastguard helicopter, swung into action at Kilworth woods last weekend as an injured walker suffered serious injuries. 

Ambulance, gardaí, fire service, South Eastern Mountain Rescue (SEMRA) and R117 responded to the area when a 54-year-old man suffered head injuries on Sunday. 

It is understood that he fell while walking in the woodland and required immediate medical assistance.

It is believed that the helicopter and mountain rescue teams were called in when the ambulance crew could not gain access across difficult ground. 

Paramedics hiked into the site while the SEMRA crew used their 4WD vehicle to take the patient from the area. 

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