Call Out 31: Scarr Rescue 17/5/17

At approximately 14:30hrs on Wednesday, May 17th, The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a young female hillwalker. The young woman was walking with a group when she became ill.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel were deployed to meet the group, and once there, MR medics assessed the hillwalker. The young woman was then evacuated from the incident site in an MR vehicle to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:46hrs.

MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service for their assistance.

Call Out 30: Brockagh Woods Rescue 19/4/17

On the 19th of April 2017 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 lady walking on the Wicklow Way between Laragh and Glendalough.
She had become disorientated whilst in the Brockagh Woods area and decided to call the emergency services 999/112, as the light was beginning to fade. A Mountain Rescue(MR) vehicle was dispatched to drive the track system in that area and soon discovered her below Mall Hill and brought her back to her accommodation.

Call Out 29: Glendalough Rescue 17/4/17

At approximately 14:20hrs on Monday the 17th of April both the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochána to come to the assistance of a woman in the Lower Lake area of Glendalough.
Using the track system both Mountain Rescue(M.R.) and National Ambulance Service(N.A.S.) personnel accessed the casualty and assessed her injuries. The woman had a lower leg injury. Having administered pain relief medication her leg was splinted, she was placed in a M.R. vehicle and transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank National Ambulance Service for their assistance.
The incident was stood down at 15:05hrs

Call Out 28: Aughavannagh recovery 11/4/2017.

At approximately 16:05 on Tuesday 11th of April The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist with the recovery of a deceased person in the Aughavannagh area. R.I.P.

Call Out 27: Blacksod Bay search 9/4/17

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team members formed a small part of a huge search operation for Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby.
The team joined up with mountain rescuers from all over Ireland, Irish Coast Guard, Civil Defence, many other voluntary rescue services, and members of the public to search the Belmullet coastline. Sadly, neither of the missing men was found, but we are still hopeful that our SAR brothers will be returned to their families.
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to thank Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit for their work coordinating the coastal search operation. In particular, we’d like to thank the local community of Belmullet. It was truly humbling to see and hear of the effort that the community have put into supporting the ongoing search operation.
Our thoughts remain with the families, friends, and colleagues of all four Rescue 116 crew members: Dara, Mark, Ciarán, and Paul.

Call Out 26: Paddock Hill Rescue 6/4/17

At 14:20 on the 6th of April 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 man on the Wicklow Way in the Paddock Hill area.

The man had become unwell while walking with a group. He was assessed on scene by a Mountain Rescue Advanced Paramedic. He was then stretchered downhill to a waiting Mountain Rescue vehicle and transported to the public road where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS).

The incident was stood down at 16:30.

Call Out 25: Baravore Rescue 2/4/17

At 12:30hrs on Sunday, April 2nd, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were alerted to an injured hill runner near Baravore. The runner sustained a soft-tissue injury to her leg as a result of a fall. As she was unable to continue running, a member of her group called mountain rescue (MR). MR personnel assessed the runner and transported her to safety. The incident was stood down at 14:37hrs.

Call Out 24: Sugarloaf Rescue

At 14:30 on Monday the 27th of March

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 an injured man in his twenties on the Sugarloaf near Bray.

The man had taken a fall while descending a steep scree slope on the western side of the mountain. He had sustained a hand injury and lacerations to his face and hip. Mountain Rescue (MR) personnel assessed the casualty on scene. Pain relieving medication was administered by an MR doctor and an advanced paramedic, including Penthrox . This is the first time in Ireland that any Mountain Rescue team has used this medication. His injuries were treated and the casualties was packaged and placed in a stretcher. Due to the steep slope and the instability of the scree underfoot the stretcher was belayed until the party reached the main track.

On reaching the ambulance at the roadside the casualty was handed over and taken to hospital. Mountain Rescue would like to thank the National Ambulance Service.

The incident was stood down at 16:50.