Call Out 50 Glendalough Rescue 13/08/16

 

At approximately 13:15hrs on Saturday, August 13th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Montain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to an incident in Glendalough.

A female climber took a significant fall near Acorn Buttress, overlooking the Miner’s Village. A doctor, who was a member of the climbing party, began to care for the woman until Mountain Rescue personnel arrived on scene. Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116, was also tasked to the incident. MR personnel and the Rescue 116 winchman packaged the climber into a stretcher and she was airlifted to hospital. The incident was stood down at 15:50hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 

 

Call Out 49: White Hill Rescue 09/08/16

 
At approximately 15:20hrs on Tuesday, August 9th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to assist a young Belgian woman who had sustained a lower leg injury while out hillwalking near White Hill. 
 
Mountain Rescue personnel located the walker and assisted HSE National Ambulance Service paramedics in treating her. MR personnel then packaged the woman into a stretcher and evacuated her to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 17.15hrs.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE National Ambulance Service.

 

Call Out 48 Glendalough Rescue 07/08/16

At approximately 15:30hrs on Sunday, August 7th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to an incident in Glendalough.

A female walker sustained lower leg injuries after a fall on the Spink. Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 airlifted the woman. The incident was stood down at 16:49hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard and National Ambulance Service

Call Out 47: Lugnaquilla Search 01/08/16

Call Out 47: At approximately 13.36hrs on Monday the 1st of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the assistance of two women who had become disoriented while coming off Lugnaquilla in poor weather conditions.

Mountain Rescue were unable to use SARLOC to locate their position. However, working from descriptions the women gave via mobile phone, MR personnel were able to narrow down possible locations where they may be. Several Hill Parties were sent in and one of the Parties successfully found them in the Military Range and escorted them down to safety. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Irish Defence Forces

Call Out 46: Little Sugarloaf Rescue 24/07/16

At approximately 20:15hrs on Sunday, July 24th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to assist a man on the Little Sugar Loaf. The man had been walking with his dog near the summit when he fell, sustaining a lower leg injury.

Mountain Rescue medics quickly located the man, assessed, and treated his injury. He was then packaged into a stretcher for evacuation from the hill. Steep ground during the early stages of the evacuation required the use of ropes to provide extra protection for the stretcher. The casualty’s dog escorted the stretcher party for the duration of the evacuation, until the casualty was transferred into a waiting ambulance. The dog was handed over to a friend of the walker.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE National Ambulance Service. Thanks also to Kilruddery Estate for providing local knowledge that helped to plan the quickest access and egress routes. The incident was stood down at 22:18hrs.

Call Out 45: Miners Village Rescue 23/07/16

At approximately 15.45hrs on Saturday the 23rd of July both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a woman who had fallen while walking through the Miners Village in Glendalough.

The woman had injured herself in a fall. A vehicle was dispatched to her location where she was assessed, after which she was transported back to her car.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Call Out 44: Wicklow Way Rescue 22/07/16

At approximately 12.00hrs on Friday the 22nd of July both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a young woman who was walking the Wicklow Way with her friends.
 

The woman, who suffered from a pre-existing medical condition, had reached a point where she found it difficult to continue. MR sent in a vehicle to collect her and transport her to a waiting HSE Ambulance. Once she was checked out by the Ambulance crew she was advised not to continue on the Wicklow Way. She was then able to return to her home.

 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: National Ambulance Service and National Park and Wildlife Service

Call Out 43: Cloghleagh Rescue 03/07/16

Later on the same day, Sunday 3rd of July both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a man in his 70’s who had taken a fall down a steep bank in Cloghleagh.

The man and his friend had been out walking when the incident occurred. Blessington Fire Service, Air Corps 112 and a HSE Ambulance were also on scene. The man was treated at the site before being stretched to safety. He was then airlifted onto Air Corps 112 before being transferred to hospital for further care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Blessington Fire Service, Emergency Aeromedical Service and the National Ambulance Service.