Some great news for this wet and rainy Friday. The vital equipment stolen from the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team last week has been recovered.

Gardaí in Sligo have arrested two men after seizing the equipment from a property in Sligo this morning. In a statement about the incident, they said, “A number of items were seized. Two males were arrested under Section 4 and taken to Ballymote Garda Station. Investigations are on-going.”

Thousands of vital equipment was stolen from Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team base on Friday last and the place was ransacked. The mountain rescue team has since been relying on neighbouring teams for support.

The team posted the following statement on Facebook this morning, “At 10 am we were informed by An Garda Siochana Sligo that property belonging to the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue was recovered overnight. SLMRT welcomes the news. Any equipment recovered will be subject to a full inspection to ensure compliance with Health & Safety.

“SLMRT wishes to again thank the diligent work of our friends at An Garda Siochana, Sligo. In addition, we would like to thank the overwhelming contribution of the Sligo and Leitrim communities and all those who have supported us both nationally and internationally throughout this incident.”

Great news to kick off the weekend!

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By Orla O'Muiri

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