At 11:25 on Sunday, March 12th An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue to assist a male hillwalker on Maulin. The man was walking with a friend when he sustained a lower leg injury. Mountain rescue personnel accessed the man’s location, and then assessed and treated his injury.
Due to the nature of the injury, a decision was made to request air support. As Rescue 116 was already assisting with an ongoing callout in Moneystown, Rescue 117 was tasked from Waterford. In the meantime, a stretcher evacuation commenced. Rescue 117 remained on standby until an MR doctor assessed the man’s injury and confirmed that an ambulance transfer to hospital was sufficient.
MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS), Wicklow Rapid Response, and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117 for their assistance.
At 11:20 on Sunday 12th March 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 young male mountain biker in the Moneystown area.
The young man had taken a fall from his bike in a wooded area and collided with a tree. He was assessed at the scene by an MR medic and a HSE paramedic. It was suspected that he had sustained a spinal injury; therefore the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter was tasked. The casualty was stretchered to a nearby field where the landing zone had been established. On arrival of Rescue 116 he was transferred to the helicopter and airlifted to hospital. The incident was stood down at 13:45.
We would like to thank all agencies involved including: The National Ambulance Service and The Irish Coast Guard.
At 12:06 on Sunday, March 5th An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to assist a teenager who sustained a lower leg injury while walking with a scout group. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assessed and treated the scout’s injury, before a short stretcher evacuation to a waiting ambulance. MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 14:28
At 12:30 on Sunday, March 5th the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team received notification of an injured runner in the Lead Mines in Glendasan. The runner had sustained lower leg, shoulder, and facial injuries. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel, working with Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), assessed and treated the runner before an ambulance arrived and they were taken to hospital.
With callout 16 coming to a close, a member of the public reported that his wife had taken ill in the area. MR personnel assessed and treated the woman, before evacuating here by stretcher to an ambulance. The second incident was stood down at 14:40hrs.
MR would like to thank Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), who were training in the area, and the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.
At approximately 16:30 the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of two females in the Luggala area.
The two women had become disoriented while out walking on the mountainside. They had managed to descend onto a road but were unsure as to which direction they needed to go in. A Mountain Rescue vehicle was dispatched and they were located and brought back to their car in good health.
The incident was stood down at 17:10
On Saturday 25th of February, the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain
Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An
Garda Síochána to search the Upper Lake area of Glendalough for a missing
Starting at 08:30hrs Mountain Rescue (MR) parties began searches of the lake
and surrounding areas. They were subsequently joined by the Garda Water
Unit and Howth Coast Guard Unit.
Garda divers recovered the person’s body from the water in the early afternoon.
Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious and believe that it was the result of an accident. The search was stood down at 15:10 hrs.
The Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend
our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including An Garda
Síochána, the Garda Water Unit, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and
the Irish Coast Guard.
On Sunday, at 12:20hrs, the teams were tasked to assist a 53-year-old male hillwalker who sustained a lower leg injury near the summit of Djouce. The man was assessed and treated by an MR paramedic and advanced paramedic. He was evacuated approximately 1km by stretcher to a waiting MR vehicle, and then transported to a waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital. The incident was stood down at 15:00hrs.
All of these last six incidents took place over the weekend while both teams were hosting a national training course. We’d like to thank members of Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, Galway Mountain Rescue Team, Mayo Mountain Rescue Team, and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, who were participating in the training course, for helping us out this weekend. We would also like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.
During the evacuation phase of callout 9, the teams were tasked to search for three hillwalkers who had not returned to their vehicles near Glenmacnass. MR personnel responded to the area to set up a command post and begin searching. On arrival at Glenmacnass, they discovered that the vehicles were gone, and the incident was stood down.