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6 Irish Men Rescued From Sweden's Highest Mountain

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Spent over 11 hours in -10 degree temperatures

6 Irish men, who were stranded on Sweden's highest mountain in freezing temperatures, are said to be doing well after their rescue.

The group of tourists raised the alarm at around 9:30pm, last night, as they started to descend from Kebnekaise.

The majority of the group were wearing shorts and t-shirts.

They spent over 11 hours on the mountain in -10 degree temperatures.

A helicopter rescue crew brought them to safety shortly before 8am this morning, once conditions cleared.

Rickard Svedjesten, President of Sweden's Mountain Rescue Organisation, says the men are doing well:

 

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