A climber who was injured in a fall on Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo this afternoon, was located tonight by members of the Mayo mountain rescue team.

He and a companion were about two-thirds of the way up the 2,500ft mountain, when he was involved in a fall. 

Twenty rescuers have been involved in an operation to bring him down the mountain.

The Shannon-based coastguard helicopter also provided back-up.

The man, who is in his 30s, is from the Galway area. He sustained a leg injury.