Call Out 21: Barnacullia Incident 30/04/16

Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána at approximately 21:40hrs on Saturday, April 30th, to an incident near the Blue Light Pub in Barnacullia. HSE National Ambulance Service personnel requested Mountain Rescue assistance whilst treating a young male who had collapsed on a trail. MR vehicles were deployed to the incident, but were stood down at 22:47hrs shortly before reaching the scene.

Call Out 20: Glending Rescue 23/04/16

At approximately 14.03hrs on Saturday the 23rd of April 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 aid of a mountain biker who had suffered an injury while out cycling in Glending woods near Blessington.

Mountain Rescue personnel arrived on the scene to assist HSE Medics who were treating the man. The injured man was stretchered from steep ground to a forest track and carried to a waiting ambulance at the forest entrance. He was then transported to hospital for further care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE National Ambulance Service

Call Out 19: Glenmalure Rescue 15/04/16

 

At 18:44hrs on Friday, April 15th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to search for two students. The students became separated from their Gaisce Award group whilst hillwalking.

Mountain Rescue vehicles were deployed to search tracks in Glendalough and Glenmalure. The pair were found at the Mullacor Hut and safely returned to the rest of their group. The operation was stood down at approximately 19:30hrs.

Call Out 18: Camara Hill Rescue 10/04/16

At approximately 14.28hrs on Sunday the 10th of April 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 an injured Hillwalker near the summit of Camara Hill.
 

The Injured man was one of a party of 3 descending from Lugnaquilla when he slipped and suffered a lower leg injury. Army personnel opened barriers on the track to facilitate quick access by Mountain Rescue. Once a hill party reached the injured man he was treated by MR Medics before being stretchered off the hill. He was then placed in a stretcher capable MR 4×4 and transported to a waiting HSE Ambulance. The Ambulance crew then brought him to hospital for definitive care.

 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Defence Forces and the HSE National Ambulance Service.

Call Out 17: Glenmacnass Rescue 09/04/16

At approximately 15.20hrs on Saturday the 9th of April 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 female Hillwalker who had suffered an arm injury while out walking with a group.

The Hillwalking group were near the Glenmacnass River when the incident occurred. Due to poor mobile reception in the area MR personnel were not able to get the groups exact location. Rescue Base was set up at Glenmacnass car park and a hill party were sent in to sweep along the Glenmacnass river from a point known as the sheep pens. Soon the hill party came in contact with the walking group and the injured woman. The woman was  brought from this point to a waiting 4×4 which transported her back to Rescue Base. She was then treated by an MR medic before being transported to hospital by her companions, for further care

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Search And Rescue Dog Association (S.A.R.D.A) who were on standby

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Call Out 16: Glenmalure Incident 03/04/16

Also on Sunday at Approximately 16.32hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to search for a hill runner who was overdue by a concerned friend. The man had been running in the Lugnaquilla/ Table Track area. Before the search could get underway the runner showed up and the operation was stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 15: Lugnaquillia Search 03/04/16

At approximately 16.02hrs on Sunday the 3rd of April 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 hillwalker who had become disoriented while out on Lugnaquilla.

The woman had started out from Drumgoff forest car park. Rescue Base was set up at Slieve Maan Gap and 2 hasty parties were sent in to find her. One party went in from Drumgoff where the woman had started out and the second party was sent in to search the Ow valley where the woman was located and safely transported to Base. The operation was stood down at 17.20hrs

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 14: Great Sugarloaf Rescue 31/03/16

At approximately 13:00hrs on March 31st, both the  Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a female hillwalker on the Sugarloaf. The woman, who was part of a large walking group, was near the summit when she fell and sustained an upper arm injury.

Mountain Rescue and the HSE National Ambulance Service personnel attended the scene and treated the woman for her injuries. She was then airlifted by Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116. An Garda Síochana helped maintain public and scene safety near the incident site. Rescue 116 transported the woman for further medical care, accompanied by an MR doctor and an advanced paramedic from the Ambulance Service.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all of the agencies involved including: An Garda Síochana, HSE National Ambulance Service, and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116.