A Canadian tourist visiting Ireland has died after falling while climbing Carrauntoohil, the tallest mountain in Ireland. 

The young man, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, fell over 300 feet while climbing the County Kerry mountain in foggy conditions. 

A woman who was with him, believed to be his fiancée, alerted emergency services yesterday at 3 pm, RTE reports

Due to poor visibility, it was 9 pm before a rescue crew of two dozen people from Kerry Mountain Rescue, were able to locate his body. The Irish Times reported that the man's fiancée remained by his side until then. 

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She was escorted off the mountain by Kerry Mountain Rescue. The man's body was removed around 1 am and was taken to Kerry University Hospital for a post-mortem. 

The couple was holidaying in Kerry. 

Carrauntoohil, part of the Macgillycuddy Reeks range in Co. Kerry, is Ireland's tallest mountain, at 3, 406 feet. 

The north-east side of Carrauntoohil's summit. Norman Eakin / Geograph.ie