On May 11th of this year both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to help search for a person who had been reported missing in the Dublin Mountains.
Due to the circumstances of the call every effort was put into the search to ensure a successful outcome. Several search parties were sent out. Aside from the two Wicklow based teams several other teams including South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Mourne MRT and S.A.R.D.A( Search And Rescue Dogs Association) were also tasked.
As part of the operation Search Dog Dex and his handler Gerry Tobin were sent in to see if they could make a find before darkness and tiredness forced the search to be postponed till the following day. Very often search dogs are involved in extended operations that although successful are often unfortunately tragic for the person involved.
This time was different with Dex making a find that very possibly resulted in the saving of a life due to the condition of the person involved.
The person was evacuated and brought to hospital for further care.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all those involved in this successful operation but most especially to Dex and his handler for the major role they played on the night.