Call Out 05 Djouce Mountain Rescue 03/02/16

At approximately 13:20hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a solo walker on Djouce mountain. The woman was descending the mountain when she became disorientated in cloud. On realising that she had lost her way, the woman took shelter and called for help.

Mountain Rescue personnel established communications with the woman, and advised that she retrace her steps back to the summit cairn. Visibility soon cleared at the summit and the woman began making her way down. MR personnel met her on her descent and escorted the woman to her car. The incident was stood down at 14:34hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 04: Lugnaquilla Rescue 19/01/16

At approximately 18:00hrs on Tuesday, January 19th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teamwere tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist three hillwalkers who had become disorientated whilst descending Lugnaquilla.

Initial contact was made with the hillwalkers by phone, and their location was established using SARLOC technology. A hill party was dispatched to their location. On reaching the hillwalkers, Mountain Rescue personnel assisted them by providing food and hydration before guiding them safely off the hill. The incident was stood down at 22:15.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 03: Djouce Woods Rescue 17/01/16

At approximately 13.10hrs on Sunday the 17th of January 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 who had fallen and suffered a shoulder injury while in Djouce Woods.
 

Mountain Rescue personnel gained entry to the woods and located the injured man 2 kms in on a forest track. They then transported him to a waiting ambulance which brought him to hospital for further care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 02: Lugnaquillia Rescue 16/01/16

At approximately 15.40hrs on Saturday the 16th of January 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 Hillwalker suffering from hypothermia, near the Summit of Lugnaquillia. The Hillwalker who became unwell was with friends who raised the alarm and started the process of looking after him until help came.

A member of Mountain Rescue was descending the Mountain in the other direction when the call came in and was able to turn around and return to the summit before making his way to the casualty. Visibility was poor but the Mountain Rescue member was able to join up with the group quickly, by requesting they use whistle blasts. After an initial assessment and once the casualty was placed in a blizzard vest it was decided to keep him moving as he was able to walk with assistance. A Mountain Rescue hill party eventually met with the group above the Fraughan Rock glen and assisted in helping the man down to safety. By the time he arrived at Rescue Base in Baravore he was in good spirits. The operation was stood down at 18.57hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved and would also like to thank the man’s companions who did an outstanding job in helping their friend on the night.

Call Out 01: Lugnaquillia Incident 15/01/16

At aproximately 13.49hrs on Friday the 15th of January both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked simultaneously by An Garda Siochanna and Irish Coast Guard to respond to a request for help for a Hill Walker on the Summit of Lugnaquillia.  Two hill parties were airlifted high onto the mountain before making their way to the summit where they found and evacuated the person via stretcher to Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 65: Bray Head Rescue 29/12/15

At approximately 15.06hrs on Tuesday the 29th of December 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 man who had suffered a lower leg injury while out walking on Bray Head. The man, who was over from America had been out walking with friends when the incident occurred.

Mountain Rescue personnel who were in the area at the time were able to respond quickly in reaching the injured man. Once he had been treated by MR medics he was stretchered to a waiting ambulance before being transported to hospital for further care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: HSE Ambulance Service and Coast Guard personnel

Call Out 64 Bray Head Rescue 27/12/15

Shortly after 14:00hrs on Sunday 27th December 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 10 year old boy who fell from a tree on Bray Head. The boy had been walking with his family when he fell just over two metres from the tree he’d been climbing.

Advanced Paramedics, from both HSE National Ambulance Service and mountain rescue (MR), assessed and treated the boy’s injuries. MR personnel stretchered the boy to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:40hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: HSE National Ambulance Service and An Garda Síochana.

Call Out 63: Sugarloaf Rescue 16/12/15

At approximately 13:00hrs on Wednesday December 16th 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 teenage girl on the Sugarloaf. The girl had been walking with a school group, when she sustained a lower leg injury.

Advanced Paramedics from the Health Services Executive (HSE) were also on-scene and assessed the girl’s injuries. It was decided to airlift the girl to hospital. The Irish Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 was tasked to perform the lift. The operation was stood down at 13:45hrs.

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