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.

Call Out 10: Ticknock Rescue 20/03/16

Shortly before 16:30hrs on Sunday, March 20th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a hillwalker in the area of Ticknock.

The 70 year old local man had been out walking on Fairy Castle when he sustained a minor leg injury. Mountain Rescue medics assessed and treated the man’s injury. MR personnel then escorted the man to a waiting vehicle and brought him to safety. The incident was stood down at 18:15hrs.

Call Out 09: Djouce Wood Rescue 13/03/16

Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked at approximately 11:00hrs on March 13th to come to the assistance of a mountain biker in Djouce Wood. The unfortunate biker had broken his leg and dislocated his shoulder when he fell from his bike. The biker was treated for his injuries and given pain relief by advanced paramedics from the HSE National Ambulance Service and a Wicklow Rapid Response doctor. He was then packaged in a stretcher and transported to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 12:00hrs.
 

Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE National Ambulance Service and Wicklow Rapid Response.

Call Out 08: Vartry Search 12/03/16

At approximately 01.35hrs on Saturday the 12th of March both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to assist in the search for a person in the vicinity of the Vartry reservoir when concern was raised for his welfare. Greystones Coast Guard and Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 as well as the Garda Air Support Unit also assisted in the search. Gardai were successful in locating the person who was safe and well. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guards Greystones Unit & Rescue 116, An Garda Siochanna & Garda Air Support Unit.

Call Out 07: Annalecky Assist 21/02/16

 
At 14:30hrs on February 21st both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of a scout leader near Annalecky Bridge in the Wicklow Gap. The man had been leading a hiking group when he injured his leg. As a result, he was unable to keep up with the group’s pace. The group happened to meet an off-duty garda who placed a call to task Mountain Rescue.
 

Mountain Rescue and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) had been training in the area and sent some vehicles to assist the walker. He was picked up by an MR vehicle and brought back to his own vehicle in the Wicklow Gap. The incident was stood down at 15:30hrs.

Call Out 06: Maulin Rescue 13/02/16

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 12:30hrs on Saturday 13th February. The tasking was to assist a female hillwalker who had sustained a lower leg injury near the summit of Maulin.

While Mountain Rescue were responding to the incident, the Irish Coastguard Rescue 116 was also tasked from Dublin Airport. Despite poor visibility, the helicopter managed to lower their winchman. The winchman and MR medics treated the woman for her injury. Rescue 116 was able to land near the casualty site, and a passing scout group assisted MR personnel with a short stretcher carry to the helicopter. MR personnel then assisted the rest of the woman’s hillwalking group off the hill. The incident was stood down shortly after 15:00hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána, and the members of the 1st Wicklow Greystones scout group.