R759 Incident 15/08/15

Shortly after the call out to the Cloghoge river was over at approximately 16.15hrs  members of Mountain Rescue came across an injured cyclist who had come off his bicycle while travelling on the R759 with a group of friends. MR medics treated him on scene and called for a HSE ambulance. Once the ambulance arrived he was transported to hospital for definitive care. 

Call Out 42 Cloghoge Rescue 15/08/15

On Saturday the 15th of August at approximately 15.25hrs 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 aid of a hill walker who had been injured while out with friends

The group had descended from Luggala Mountain and were crossing the Cloghoge Brook when the man fell and suffered a lower leg injury. At this point the group called for help. Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was also tasked. Two members of MR were airlifted onto 116 and along with the winchman were lowered to the scene. Once the injured hillwalker was treated he was airlifted onto the helicopter with MR personnel remaining on the ground to secure the highline. Rescue 116  then transported him to hospital for definitive care. 
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE Ambulance Service, Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Siochanna 

Call Out 41: Lugnaquilla Search 09/08/15

On Sunday the 9th of August at about 20:20 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 two men who had become lost while descending Lugnaquilla.

 

The pair had ascended from the Glenmalure side but got disorientated in bad visibility on the descent and called for help. Despite the time both teams had a strong response but as communications were intermittent it was difficult to establish the location of the two hillwalkers. Hill parties were sent out in several areas looking for the two men. Luckily they managed to follow a track and were met on the road by a passing MR vehicle near Aughavanagh and brought to safety.

 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 40 Glenealo Incident 01/08/15

Both Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were  tasked by the HSE at 16.09hrs to come to the assistance of a woman in distress, also near the Glenealo bridge. A team made it’s way to this point but could not locate the lady. Gardai then received a call to let them know that the woman had safely made her way down off the hill. The operation was stood down. 
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved:

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.