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.

Call Out 36: Dalkey Quarry Rescue 15/6/17

At 22:05hrs on Thursday, June 15th, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist with an incident in Dalkey Quarry.

National Ambulance Service paramedics treating a fallen climber were joined by mountain rescue (MR) and Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit personnel. An MR doctor provided medical assistance at the scene. MR and coast guard personnel, with some help from members of An Garda Síochána, evacuated the climber in a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 22:56hrs.

MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS), Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.

Call Out 35: Corrig Mountain Rescue 10/6/17

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a female hillwalker at 17:11 on Saturday, June 10th. The woman, who was walking with a group, slipped and sustained a lower leg injury.

Dublin Fire Brigade personnel from Tallaght’s C watch were on scene and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 was tasked to airlift the woman.
The incident was stood down at 18:22.
Thanks to Dublin Fire Brigade and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 for their assistance.

Call Out 34: Lough Dan Rescue 28/5/17

At 12:34hrs on Sunday, May 28th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 with an incident near Lough Dan.

Rescue 116 had been tasked to assist a man who fell on steep ground while walking near the lake shore. Due to tree cover at the incident site, the helicopter was unable to airlift the man. Mountain rescue personnel assisted by moving the patient, in a stretcher, to the lake shore and transferring him to a Greystones Coast Guard Unit boat. The man was transported by boat across the lake and then on for further medical care. The incident was stood down at 15:43hrs.

This incident required a multi-agency response, and mountain rescue would like to thank Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116, Greystones Coast Guard Unit, HSE National Ambulance Service, Wicklow Rapid Response, An Garda Síochána,Lough Dan Scout Center, local people and private landowners for their assistance during this incident.

Call Out 33: Glenmacnass Rescue 27/5/17

At 17:45hrs on Saturday, May 27th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two walkers near the Glenmacnass waterfall. The walkers, who had safely crossed the river earlier in the day, found that water levels had increased significantly when they returned from their walk.

Mountain rescue (MR) swiftwater rescue personnel crossed the river to gain access and assess the walkers’ condition. MR swiftwater personnel kept the pair warm while a hill party made their way to the site on foot. The walkers were then escorted to an MR vehicle for transport back to their own vehicle. The incident was stood down at 20:27hrs.

A period of prolonged, heavy rain lead up to this incident, causing a significant rise in water levels. In this instance, the walkers made the correct decision to call for help after establishing that they did not have a safe crossing point. Should you find yourself in a similar position: check up and down stream for a safe crossing point, keeping well clear of the water; call for help if you can’t find somewhere to cross; don’t forget to keep warm while you wait for help to arrive.

Mountain rescue would like to thank An Garda Síochána for their help during this incident.

Call Out 32: Sugarloaf Rescue 22/5/17

At 14:42hrs on Monday, May 22nd,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a female walker on the Sugarloaf.

The woman had approached the hill from its northern side and, on reaching steep ground, felt she was unable to climb or descend. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel located the woman, reassured her, and fitted her with a harness. The woman was escorted from the hill using confidence roping techniques.

The incident was stood down at 16:32hrs.