Call Out 11: Laragh 18/2/17

Soon after callout 10 was stood down MR were tasked to search for a missing female, who became separated from a group, near Laragh. Some resources were diverted from callout 9 and a search began. The search was stood down when the missing woman was located in south Dublin by An Garda Síochána.

Call Out 10: Carrick Mountain 18/2/17

While call out 9 was ongoing both teams were tasked to three additional call outs.

Call out 10 was a tasking to assist a male mountain biker on Carrick Mountain who had sustained a lower leg injury. When MR personnel contacted the man by phone to initiate the response, he confirmed that he had begun to self-evacuate, had visual contact with a HSE ambulance that was tasked to the incident, and required no further assistance from MR.

Call Out 9: Brockagh Rescue 18/2/17

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a female hillwalker on Brockagh East Top on Saturday at 15:50hrs. The woman was walking with a small group when she fell, sustaining a hip injury. MR personnel assessed and treated the walker before evacuating her by stretcher to a waiting vehicle. She was then transported to a nearby road and transferred to an ambulance. The incident, call out 9, was stood down at 18:30hrs.

Call out 8: Barnaslingan Search 17/2/17

At 19:50hrs on Friday evening the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to search for a woman who became separated from a family group while walking in Barnaslingan Woods. Communication was established with the woman by mobile phone and maintained during the incident. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel searched the area on foot, while also using vehicles with flashing lights to narrow the search area. The woman was located, safe and well, at 20:15hrs and transported to safety.

Call Out 7: Hollywood Search 2/2/17

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, February 2nd, An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to assist in a search near Hollywood, Co Wicklow.

The search was for a 17-year-old male who went missing from his home earlier in the evening. There were concerns for the young man’s safety as weather conditions in the area were quite poor. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel responded, and began searching the area shortly after midnight. The missing man was found safe and well, and the operation was stood down at 02:30hrs.

MR would like to thank An Garda Síochána for their assistance, and also the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) who responded with a search dog and handler.

Call Out 6: Bray Head Rescue 29/1/17

At 11:59hrs on Sunday, January 29th, An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to an incident on Bray Head. A man, in his eighties, fell while walking and sustained a laceration to his head.

A member of the public lead mountain rescue (MR) personnel to the man’s location, where they treated his injury. The man was assessed by an MR doctor before being escorted a short distance to a vehicle. He was then transferred to a waiting ambulance and brought to hospital for further care. Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117 was on standby during the incident, but it was decided to transport the injured man to hospital by ambulance.

MR would like to thank Greystones and Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard units who assisted at the incident site by preparing a helicopter landing zone. Thanks also to Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117 and the HSE National Ambulance Service. The incident was stood down at 13:44hrs.

Call Out 5: Bray Head Rescue 25/1/17

At approximately 12:45pm on Wednesday 25th of January the H.S.E. National Ambulance Service tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the assistance of a man in his sixties walking on the Cliff Walk with his wife in the Bray Head area.

The man became unwell and his wife called the Emergency Services. On arrival of Mountain Rescue personnel and the National Ambulance Service the man was assessed on scene and escorted a short distance to the waiting ambulance, where he was given a thorough check over. The incident was stood down at 13:40hrs.
Mountain rescue would like to thank An Garda Síochána for their assistance.

Call Out 4: Camara Hill Rescue15/1/17

At approximately 2:00pm on Sunday 15th of January, while the previous incident was still ongoing, 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 on Camara Hill in the Glen of Imaal area.
The father, mother and two young children had become disorientated when low cloud had descended whilst they were out walking. It had also begun to rain heavily and continued to do so throughout the incident. Unable to locate their position they dialled Emergency Services. Using Sarloc technology their position was established. Given the proximity of the Army artillery range to their position and the danger of unexploded ordinance in the range they were advised by mobile phone to return to the summit of the hill where they were met by a party of mountain rescue (MR) personnel. They were then escorted downhill and back to their car. The incident was stood down at 16:00hrs.


Mountain rescue would like to thank Óglaigh na hÉireann Defence Forces Ireland for their assistance.