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 Gardaí.
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 Lugnaquilla, Leinster’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.
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.
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.
Shortly after 15.30 on Monday, July 13th the team were put on Standby by the HSE who were dealing with a call near Lough Dan. The medics asked if any Mountain Rescue members were in the area and immediately available to assist the HSE crew move their casualty a short distance to the ambulance. As it turned out the medics were able to manage before MR personnel could respond and the incident was stood down at 16.00.
Call Out 32: On Sunday the 5th of July, at approximately 16:15hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the Coastguard to help locate a young hiker who was lost in the Glenasmole area of the Dublin Mountains.
Mountain Rescue Personnel were able to make direct contact with the teenage hiker to establish his well being and to get a better fix on his position. SARLOC was used to establish the youth’s position so as MR personnel could get to him and escort him off the hill. Arrangements were made for him to be reunited with his family.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.
Just as the Spinc callout was ending, both MR teams were tasked to the second callout of the day involving a man who had suffered a leg injury during a group walk near Lough Firrib in Wicklow.
Rescue Base was established on Turlough Hill and the first stretcher party were deployed shortly afterwards to locate the casualty. Many MR members were still in the area so there was an excellent response to this call and additional hill parties were sent in to help with the stretcher carry. A HSE Ambulance was also tasked.
The 60yr old hiker was located and given initial treatment. Ongoing assessment suggested helicopter support would be the most appropriate course of action. Whilst awaiting response regarding helicopter availability, the stretcher party began evacuation and simultaneously, MR personnel escorted the HSE Paramedic to the scene. The Coastguard 116 were able to respond and the casualty was airlifted and brought to hospital for further treatment. Rescuers then escorted the gentleman’s friends off the hill and returned to Rescue Base.
The incident was stood down at 18:50. Thank you to everyone for such a great turnout.
Thank you also to all the other agencies involved including the HSE, Air Corps, Coastguard and An Garda Siochana.
A member of DW Mountain Rescue team was walking on the Spinc when he came across a man who was helping his injured son down the track and needed assistance. An emergency call was made and at about 14.30 the Gardaí tasked the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to help the injured boy.
The 14yr old boy had been walking the Spinc Boardwalk with his Dad when he fell and injured his knee. The boy was treated on scene and transported by MR personnel who stretchered him down to the main forest tracks. The pair were then taken by Landrover back to the upper lake car park from where they were able to make their own way to further care.
A busy day ahead looked likely, this incident was stood down at 15.30 just as another call was coming in!
Thank you to all who responded.