Call Out 44: Glendalough 16/7/17

At 13:25 on Sunday, July 16th,  Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and  Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to respond woman became ill while walking with a group in Glendalough.

Mountain rescue (MR) medics assessed and treated the walker at the scene. MR incident commanders requested assistance from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 while MR medics monitored the woman’s condition. On arrival of Rescue 116 on scene, MR personnel secured a landing zone and transported the woman in a stretcher onto the aircraft. The incident was stood down at 15:52hrs. MR would like to thank the crew of Rescue 116 for their assistance.

Call Out 43: Lugnaquilla 15/7/17

At 13:01 on Saturday, July 15th,  Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two walkers who became disoriented in low cloud on Lugnaquilla.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel made contact with the walkers, establishing their location, while others responded to the area. Shortly after making contact with MR, the walkers received assistance from another group who helped guide them off the hill. The walkers made contact once they were safely off the hill and the incident was stood down.

Call Out 42: Glendalough 5/7/17

At approximately 14;00 on the 5th of July National Park staff in Glendalough were made aware of a young man who was unwell by the side of the upper lake. A member of staff who is also a volunteer with Mountain Rescue went to the aid of the man. He had been swimming in the lake when he became unwell and two of his friends had helped him from the water.

Even though it was a warm summer’s day the young man was severely hypothermic after having swum in the cold water of the lake. He was wrapped in a warm casualty blanket and stretchered a short distance by Mountain Rescue personnel to a waiting ambulance and transported to hospital.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank Wicklow Mountains National Park staff and the HSE National Ambulance Service for their assistance.

Call Out 41: Three Rock 2/7/17

At 13:40, Sunday 2nd July, An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the aid of a woman walking on the Wicklow Way in the Three Rock area, who had sustained a lower leg injury and was unable to continue walking.

Using SARLOC technology Mountain Rescue determined her location and personnel were dispatched. Her injury was assessed and treated on scene, then evacuated in an MR vehicle.

The incident was stood down at 15:50.

Call Out 40: Drumreagh 1/7/17

At 15:30 on 1 st of July An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the assistance of a family of two adults and two children who were lost on the forest track system just off the summit of Drumreagh in the Hollywood Glen area. The mist had descended and they had become disorientated while out walking.

They were located using SARLOC technology, two MR vehicles were dispatched to their location and

they were transported back to their accommodation, all safe and sound. The incident was stood down at 17:00.

Call Out 39: Glendasan 22/6/17

Thursday 22nd June at 19:50. This call originated from a former member? of Mountain Rescue who came across a lady in Glendasan who had taken a fall while returning to her B&B from Glendalough. He treated her at the scene and called an ambulance. A limited response of both teams was called for and not a full call out to assist with what initially looked like a stretcher carry but it soon became apparent that the Ambulance would be able to drive right up to the incident site.

We would like to thank the National Ambulance Service for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 21:00.

Callout 38: Dalkey 20/6/17

On Tuesday 20th June at 17:40. An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain

Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the aid of a fallen climber in

Dalkey Quarry. The climber had injured his back in the fall. MR personnel and members of the Dun

Laoghaire Coast Guard unit treated and evacuated the casualty to an Ambulance.

We would like to thank the Coast Guard and the National Ambulance Service for their assistance.

The incident was stood down at 18:40.

Call Out 37, Ballinastoe Woods Rescue 18/6/2017.

At approximately 18:30 hrs on Sunday 18th of June An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the assistance of two walkers in the Ballinastoe Woods area.
The two walkers had set out from the Luggala area on the Wicklow Way but had become disoriented. Using SARLOC technology Mountain Rescue (MR) was able to locate them. An MR vehicle was dispatched to their location and they were picked up and returned safely to their car.