Call Out 36: Dalkey Quarry Rescue 15/6/17

At 22:05hrs on Thursday, June 15th, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist with an incident in Dalkey Quarry.

National Ambulance Service paramedics treating a fallen climber were joined by mountain rescue (MR) and Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit personnel. An MR doctor provided medical assistance at the scene. MR and coast guard personnel, with some help from members of An Garda Síochána, evacuated the climber in a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 22:56hrs.

MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS), Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.

Call Out 35: Corrig Mountain Rescue 10/6/17

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a female hillwalker at 17:11 on Saturday, June 10th. The woman, who was walking with a group, slipped and sustained a lower leg injury.

Dublin Fire Brigade personnel from Tallaght’s C watch were on scene and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 was tasked to airlift the woman.
The incident was stood down at 18:22.
Thanks to Dublin Fire Brigade and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 for their assistance.

Call Out 34: Lough Dan Rescue 28/5/17


At 12:34hrs on Sunday, May 28th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 with an incident near Lough Dan.

Rescue 116 had been tasked to assist a man who fell on steep ground while walking near the lake shore. Due to tree cover at the incident site, the helicopter was unable to airlift the man. Mountain rescue personnel assisted by moving the patient, in a stretcher, to the lake shore and transferring him to a Greystones Coast Guard Unit boat. The man was transported by boat across the lake and then on for further medical care. The incident was stood down at 15:43hrs.

This incident required a multi-agency response, and mountain rescue would like to thank Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116, Greystones Coast Guard Unit, HSE National Ambulance Service, Wicklow Rapid Response, An Garda Síochána,Lough Dan Scout Center, local people and private landowners for their assistance during this incident.

Call Out 33: Glenmacnass Rescue 27/5/17

At 17:45hrs on Saturday, May 27th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two walkers near the Glenmacnass waterfall. The walkers, who had safely crossed the river earlier in the day, found that water levels had increased significantly when they returned from their walk.

Mountain rescue (MR) swiftwater rescue personnel crossed the river to gain access and assess the walkers’ condition. MR swiftwater personnel kept the pair warm while a hill party made their way to the site on foot. The walkers were then escorted to an MR vehicle for transport back to their own vehicle. The incident was stood down at 20:27hrs.

A period of prolonged, heavy rain lead up to this incident, causing a significant rise in water levels. In this instance, the walkers made the correct decision to call for help after establishing that they did not have a safe crossing point. Should you find yourself in a similar position: check up and down stream for a safe crossing point, keeping well clear of the water; call for help if you can’t find somewhere to cross; don’t forget to keep warm while you wait for help to arrive.

Mountain rescue would like to thank An Garda Síochána for their help during this incident.

Call Out 32: Sugarloaf Rescue 22/5/17

At 14:42hrs on Monday, May 22nd,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a female walker on the Sugarloaf.

The woman had approached the hill from its northern side and, on reaching steep ground, felt she was unable to climb or descend. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel located the woman, reassured her, and fitted her with a harness. The woman was escorted from the hill using confidence roping techniques.

The incident was stood down at 16:32hrs.

Call Out 31: Scarr Rescue 17/5/17

At approximately 14:30hrs on Wednesday, May 17th, The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a young female hillwalker. The young woman was walking with a group when she became ill.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel were deployed to meet the group, and once there, MR medics assessed the hillwalker. The young woman was then evacuated from the incident site in an MR vehicle to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:46hrs.

MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service for their assistance.

Call Out 30: Brockagh Woods Rescue 19/4/17

On the 19th of April 2017 An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the assistance of a lady walking on the Wicklow Way between Laragh and Glendalough.
She had become disorientated whilst in the Brockagh Woods area and decided to call the emergency services 999/112, as the light was beginning to fade. A Mountain Rescue(MR) vehicle was dispatched to drive the track system in that area and soon discovered her below Mall Hill and brought her back to her accommodation.

Call Out 29: Glendalough Rescue 17/4/17

At approximately 14:20hrs on Monday the 17th of April both the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochána to come to the assistance of a woman in the Lower Lake area of Glendalough.
Using the track system both Mountain Rescue(M.R.) and National Ambulance Service(N.A.S.) personnel accessed the casualty and assessed her injuries. The woman had a lower leg injury. Having administered pain relief medication her leg was splinted, she was placed in a M.R. vehicle and transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank National Ambulance Service for their assistance.
The incident was stood down at 15:05hrs