On Tuesday 08/04/14 at approx 15.00hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the HSE Ambulance Service to come to the assistance of a 65 yr old hiker who had sustained a lower leg injury while walking in the Glenealo valley, above Glendalough. A fellow hiker came to the injured man’s assistance as Mountain Rescue were working toward his location. Rescue 116 was also tasked to the location. The injured man was airlifted and brought to hospital for further treatment.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard, Wicklow Mountains National Park Staff and the Hiker who came to his assistance.