Callout Rathdangan, Baltinglass, Wicklow 05/05/2018

At 07:30hrs on Saturday 05th May 2018 The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist them in the search for a missing mountain biker.

The man had gone for a cycle on forest tracks near Rathdangan on Friday evening and had failed to return. At 2am he was reported missing to AGS. They located his car in the morning, parked at a forestry entrance. The Glen of Imaal MRT, Dublin Wicklow MRT, South East MRT, Search and Rescue Dogs Association, and the Civil Defence were all tasked to assist in the search. Regretfully the search ended when the mans’ body was discovered in the late morning. The incident was stood down at 12:52hrs.

The Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend
our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Callout Glendalough, Wicklow 27/04/2018

At 13:50hrs on Sunday 27th April 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a hill walker with a suspected wrist fracture.

While out walking with husband in the Glendalough area the woman fell and sustained a wrist injury. A Doctor who was also out walking came upon them and treated her injury and then assisted her down the zig-zags towards the minors village where the party was met by Mountain Rescue personnel. The woman was transported to the Glen Team Rescue Base from where she was transferred to HSE ambulance and taken to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 15:17hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

 

Weekend Callouts

Callout, Powerscourt, Co Wicklow 07/04/18
 
At 13:58 on Saturday, April 7th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to an incident near Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow.
 
The incident involved a female runner who fell and sustained a shoulder injury. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel accessed the incident site from Djouce Woods, and then assessed and treated the patient. Pain relief was administered and she was evacuated by stretcher to an MR vehicle, and then transported to a waiting ambulance.
 
We’d like to thank HSE National Ambulance Service for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 15:58hrs.
 
While this callout was ongoing two team members came across a hypothermic cyclist in Laragh, who was wet and shaking severely. They assisted in getting the cyclist warmed and waited with him until a friend came to give him a lift home.
 
Callout Bray Head, Wicklow 08/04/2018
 
At 13:13hrs on Sunday 8th April, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a woman who had lost consciousness while walking up Bray Head.
 
MR (Mountain Rescue) personnel located the party using SARLOC and an MR medic was on the scene within 35minutes, shortly followed by two advanced paramedics (HSE & MR). The woman’s condition was assessed and it was decided to stretcher her down to the car park where she was transferred to a waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:12hrs.
 
We would like to thank the Greystones Coast Guard and HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance

Callout 8: Croaghanmoira 04/02/2018

At 13:36hrs on Sunday 04th February, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with an upper leg injury.

While awaiting MR assistance, the man’s walking companions, along with a walking group from Tullow, kept him fed, wrapped up and warm. MR personnel located the party using SARLOC. The man in his 60’s was assessed by MR medics, packaged and stretchered to a waiting MR vehicle. He was transferred to HSE ambulance, which transported him to hospital. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 7: Bray Head 28/01/2018

At 14:39 on Sunday, January 28th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by National Ambulance Service control to assist at an incident on Bray Head. The incident involved a man who fell from height while descending from Bray Head summit.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assisted at the scene, and then packaged the man into a stretcher and evacuated him to a waiting ambulance. MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS) as well as Rescue 116, Greystones Coast Guard Unit and Wicklow Coast Guard Unit, who were also tasked, but were stood down en route.  The incident was stood down at 15:47.

 

Callout 6: Glendalough 27/01/2018

At 15:19hrs on Saturday 27th January 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with a suspected broken leg.

 

One of our team members was out walking in the Glendalough area when she came across a man descending to the miner’s village with difficulty. She assessed the man’s injury and called for additional back up. MR personnel from both teams easily walked in to the causality site, where the walkers leg was splinted. He was stretchered down to the miner’s village, where he was further assessed by an MR Doctor and transported to hospital for definitive care by his friend. The incident was stood down at 16:55hrs

Callout 5: Glendalough 21/01/2018

At 14:53 on Sunday, January 21st, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a woman with an ankle injury in Glendalough.

The woman hurt her ankle while walking on the Spink and assisting a lost and injured dog off the mountain. She was making her way slowly towards the Miner’s Village assisted by another hillwalker. MR personnel met up with the woman and following assessment by a mountain rescue (MR) advanced paramedic, the woman was assisted from the hill by MR personnel. The dog was carried from the hill and returned to its owner. The incident was stood down at 17:00.

Callout 4: Lugnaquilla 14/01/2018

At 16:20hrs on Sunday 14th January 2018, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist 5 walkers in their 20’s who became disorientated while descending from Lugnaquilla in poor weather.

The group was located by an MR hill party, and one of the walkers, who had sustained a lower leg injury was assessed by MR medics. They descended via Art’s Lough and were picked up by MR vehicles and transported safely off the hill. The incident was stood down at 20:33hrs.