Mountain Rescue spokesman said it was not a major incident but weather had caught them out.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Newry, Mourne
and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said: "I am delighted to be here this morning to mark the official opening of the 528,000 development of a purpose-built 3G sports pitch on the edge of the Mourne
is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and the largely rural region is dotted with small towns and villages.
Pierce's Castle (centre hill) in the Mourne
Mountains where a helicopter crashed this evening
Also attending was an Irish Coastguard copter, the Mourne
Mountain Rescue Team and the PSNI.
You could tackle the Ulster Way, a 560-mile route around six northern counties that passes through the Mournes
Mountain Adventure (MMA) is just one of the 28 projects benefiting from the latest round of funding from the Asset Recovery Community Scheme.
HILL OF A JOB Mark Grant, Matthew McTurk, Paul Reader and Aidan Nesbitt in the Mournes
The numbers of bikers using both trails has already exceeded all expectations and this is a reflection of the quality of the trails not only as a test of ability, but also the beauty of the scenery and landscape in the Mournes
It's just half an hour too from Belfast and its vast array of shops or you could save your walking for the Mournes
Maybe our recordings will encourage some lovely lassie to take pity on a lonely singer amidst the Mournes
PSNI officers have climbed one of the Mourne
Mountains in search of a suspicious object.