Call Out 47: Lugnaquilla 5/8/17

At 15:33hrs on Saturday, August 5th, Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to respond when a female walker fell while descending from Lugnaquilla.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel located the party of walkers, assessed the woman, and began treating the her injuries. MR personnel then assisted Rescue 117 to airlift the woman for transport to hospital. The incident was stood down at 18:26hrs. We’d like to thank the crew of Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117 for their assistance

Call Out 46: Ballinastoe 5/8/17

At 07:51hrs on Saturday, August 5th, Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team  and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team  were tasked to an injured mountain biker in Ballinastoe Woods.

The biker sustained chest injuries when he impacted a tree stump after a fall. MR personnel assisted a HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) crew to treat the biker, and transport him to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 09:38hrs. We’d like to thank the NAS crew for their assistance.

Call Out 45: Kilmashogue 16/7/17

At 16:38 on Sunday, July 16th, Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team  were tasked to assist a National Ambulance Service (NAS) crew at an incident near Kilmashogue mountain. The NAS crew were tasked to assist a man who sustained an upper limb injury while walking.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assisted the NAS crew; treating the injury and providing pain relief. After the man’s injury had been stabilised, he was transported in an MR stretcher-capable vehicle to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 18:12hrs. MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service for their assistance.

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.