Call Out 49: Sugarloaf Incident: 30/08/15

At approximately 18.00hrs on Sunday the 30th of August 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 become disoriented while descending from Sugarloaf Mountain. He had strayed from the path into high gorse. 
 
He managed to relocate himself shortly afterwards and MR personnel who were on their way to his location were stood down.
 
Thanks to all involved.

Call Out 48: Glendalough Incident 30/08/15

At approximately 11.52hrs on Sunday the 30th of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin WicklowMountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a man who had reported that he had become separated from his girlfriend while out walking in Glendalough. 
 
He was located at Poulanass waterfall and his girlfriend had been out of contact for 5 mins. As MR personnel were being tasked to assist him his girlfriend arrived back down to where he was and the incident was stood down.

Call Out 47: Three Rock Rescue 29/08/15

At approximately 11.53hrs on Saturday August the 29th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the aid of a mountain biker who had come off his bike and suffered a head injury. A member of Mountain Rescue was in the area and raised the alarm. 

Once the man had been treated and packaged he was stretchered to a waiting HSE Ambulance and then transported to hospital for definitive care.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade

Call Out 43: Glendalough Incident 16/08/15

On Sunday the 16th of August shortly before 8pm both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the Gardai to help find a missing child in Glendalough

The 13yr old, an American tourist, had been walking near the Upper Lake in Glendalough with her mother when they became separated and her mother raised the alarm.

Rescuers hardly had the chance to respond before the girl was reunited with her mother and the incident was stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all involved.

Call Out 46: Lugnaquilla Search 24/08/15

 

At approximately 20.00hrs on August 24th both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to help a woman who had become disorientated while descending Lugnaquilla in Wicklow.

 

Initial information suggested the woman was still close to the summit so while both teams were mobilising the Coastguard helicopter was also tasked.

 

Rescue Base was established at Barravore and Sarloc was used to pinpoint where the woman was. A Hasty Party was on route to her when the Coastguard arrived and airlifted her. She was then brought to hospital for treatment and the incident was stood down at 22.10hrs

 

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

Standby: Bray Head 24/08/15

At about 17:20hrs on Monday, August 24th An Garda Siochanna contacted Mountain Rescue to arrange for a SARDA search dog to help them with an ongoing search for a missing woman on Bray Head. Both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were put on Standby in case the situation escalated.

Thankfully the woman was found and the incident was stood down at 18:17hrs.

Thanks to the Search and Rescue Dogs Association for making themselves available to assist with this call.

Call Out 45: Avonmore Search 23/08/15

On Sunday the 23rd of August at approximately 20:40hrs both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to help investigate a possible water related incident on the Avonmore river outside Laragh.

Both teams were put on ‘Standby’ while initial local investigations were carried out to establish what action if any might be required. The river was in spate so Swiftwater Operators & Technicians were also tasked for the call. Thankfully, rescuers were able to verify that it was just debris in the water and the teams were stood down shortly after 21.30hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

 

Call Out 44: Devils Glen Assist 22/08/15

On Saturday the 22nd of August at approximately 14.22hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna assist a HSE Ambulance crew. 

The  Ambulance crew were responding to a call help a man who had become unwell while out for a walk in the Devils Glen. Mountain Rescue were placed  on stand by at the scene in case there would be a need to stretcher him out. Only when the man had been safely assisted to the Ambulance was Mountain Rescue stood down.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.