Call Out 39 Glenealo Rescue 01/08/15

On Saturday the 1st of August at approx 15.50hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the HSE to come to the assistance of a young woman who had suffered a lower leg injury near the Glenealo Bridge. The young woman, a French National who was on holidays with her family was treated on scene by both MR medics and members of the Order of Malta who were in the area. Once treated she was stretchered down to a waiting HSE Ambulance which transported her to hospital for further care. 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE Ambulance Service, Order of Malta and the National Park and Wildlife Service.  

Call Out 38: Spinc Rescue 30/07/15

Shortly before 3pm on Thursday the 30th of July at approximately 15.38hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to come to the aid of a woman who was injured while walking in the Glendalough area.

The woman had been walking the Spinc route when she slipped and suffered a laceration to her knee. Rescue Base was set up at the Information Centre near the Upper Lake and teams were sent in to assist the hiker. After  treatment by MR and HSE Medics the woman was stretchered down the Spinc to a waiting ambulance which transported her to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down just before 5pm.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all the agencies involved including: An Garda Siochanna,  The National Park and Wildlife Service and HSE Ambulance Service

Reek Sunday 25/07/15

 
Members of the Glen Team joined with other Mountain Rescue Teams around Ireland in travelling to Croagh Patrick to assist in providing cover on Reek Sunday. Despite the event being officially cancelled the Mountain was still busy on the day. The Glen Team were teamed with  Kerry MRT, North West MRT and I.C.R.O ( Irish Cave Rescue Organisation ) They began their shift at 3.00am as they made their way up onto the Mountain

The team were tasked to assist one causality, a 14 year old girl suffering from hypothermia due to poor weather conditions high up on the cone section. She was assessed by an MR medic and  placed in a stretcher to be brought down to the medical tent at the halfway point. From this point she was then stretchered down to Rescue Base where she was transported to hospital by Ambulance for further care. The team remained on stand by at Rescue Base until they were stood down at 9.00am when other teams came in for the second shift.

Call Out 37: Glendalough Incident 25/07/15

On Saturday the 25th of July at approximately 16.45hrs 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 a recovery operation from the Glendalough area, in close cooperation with the Gardai.

Call Out 36: Dalkey Rescue 22/07/15

On Wednesday, July 22nd at approximately 16.00hrs  both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the HSE to help with a fallen climber in Dalkey Quarry on the outskirts of Dublin.

A pair of Polish climbers were on a difficult climb on the upper cliffs when the leader took a serious fall and his second raised the alarm.

Dublin Fire Brigade and the Coastguard were also on scene and a stretcher was lowered to where the climber had fallen so he could be evacuated. Initial care was given from a Doctor and Advanced Paramedics before the man was lowered to the ground.

He was then transferred to a waiting HSE ambulance for transfer to hospital and definitive care. The incident was stood down just after 18.00.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE, Dublin Fire Brigade, Wicklow Rapid Response, the Irish Coastguard and the GardaĆ­.

Call Out 35 Lugnaquilla Search 21/07/15

 

On Tuesday the 21st of July at approximately 15.38hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An GardaSiochanna to come to the aid of two women who had become disoriented while climbing LugnaquillaLeinster’s highest mountain. 

The two women had started out from Baravore in Glenmalure and had successfully reached the summit. On the way down they became disoriented due to poor visibility and called for Mountain Rescue. 
 
MR personnel were able to pinpoint their position by the use of SARLOC. A hill party then sent in to their location to escort them down to safety. The operation was stood down at 19.10hrs.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 34: Bray Head Search 19/07/15

On Sunday the 19th of July at approximately 18.25hrs 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 walking through Gorse near Bray Head. 

Both the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 and the Garda Air Support Helicopter assisted in finding his location. Once this was done Mountain Rescue personnel walked in to where he had been located and escorted him back out. The operation was then stood down.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Irish Coast Guard and the Garda Air Support Unit.  

Call Out 33: Glensoulan Search 14/07/15

On Tuesday the 14th of July at approximately 17.23hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to respond to an incident in the Glensoulan area. 

A man and woman were out walking along the Wicklow Way when they became separated from one another. One of the party became concerned and raised the alarm. Mountain Rescue set up base in Crone Wood car park. While driving to Crone Wood a member of MR came across the missing person on the road and the search was stood down,
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: S.A.R.D.A (Search and Rescue Dogs Association) who were responding to the incident.