At approximately 18:00hrs on Tuesday, January 19th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teamwere tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist three hillwalkers who had become disorientated whilst descending Lugnaquilla.
Initial contact was made with the hillwalkers by phone, and their location was established using SARLOC technology. A hill party was dispatched to their location. On reaching the hillwalkers, Mountain Rescue personnel assisted them by providing food and hydration before guiding them safely off the hill. The incident was stood down at 22:15.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.