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.

Call Out 13: Poulanass Rescue 28/03/16

At approximately 13.09hrs on Monday the 28th of March 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 a walker in difficulty. The call for help, via mobile phone was received by staff of the national Parks and Wildlife Service but because the mobile coverage was of poor quality it was uncertain as where the walker was.
 

MR personnel drove up the Glenmacnass Valley to investigate the area and when they concluded that there was no one in difficulty at that location they went to investigate the area around Poulanass Waterfall. Confirmation followed that this was the location while they were en route and it was not long before the MR 4×4 came across a man experiencing breathing difficulties. He was placed in the 4×4 and bought down to a waiting ambulance to be examined. Once satisfied the man was now in better health he was released from care.

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

Call Out 12: Cullentragh Rescue 27/03/16

At approximately 14.00hrs on Sunday 27th of March both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the aid of a hill walker who had suffered a lower leg injury while out walking with two of her friends on Cullentragh.
 

Mountain Rescue established Rescue Base near the Shay Elliot monument and from there sent in MR personnel to where the woman in her early 60’s, had been injured. Once she had received treatment from MR Medics she was stretched to a waiting MR Landrover, which then transported and handed her over to a HSE Ambulance. From this point she was brought to hospital for definitive care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE Ambulance Service and Coast Guard Helicopter 116 which was on stand by.

Call Out 11: Three Rock Rescue 24/03/16

At approximately 15:00hrs on Tuesday March 24th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a mountain biker on Three Rock. The young man sustained a lower leg injury while biking on trails in the area. Paramedics and advanced paramedics from Newcastle and Loughlinstown Ambulance Stations were on scene, but due to the inaccessible nature of the location, they requested assistance from Mountain Rescue.

 

MR personnel assisted by packaging the biker onto a stretcher and evacuating him to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 17:08hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including:  the HSE National Ambulance Service and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116, who were on standby.