Call Out 3: Glendalough Rescue 15/1/17

At approximately 12 noon on Sunday 15th of January An Garda Síochána tasked The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to assist a 38 year old female hill walker in the Glenealo valley.

The hill walker had sustained a fracture to her right ankle.
Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assessed the injured person. Her injury was stabilised on scene, painkillers were administered and she was evacuated by stretcher down the zigzag Miner’s path, in very wet conditions, to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:00hrs.
Mountain rescue would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance service.

Call Out 2: Wicklow Gap Rescue 8/1/17

At 13:35hrs on Sunday, January 8th, 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 hillwalker in the Wicklow Gap. The hillwalker, one of a group of two, was descending steep ground when she fell and fractured her wrist.

The walker was assessed and treated by mountain rescue (MR) personnel, and an advanced paramedic from the HSE National Ambulance Service. During her assessment, it was decided that the safest way to evacuate the woman was by stretcher. MR personnel set up belay ropes, to protect the casualty during the evacuation, while a stretcher party formed. The woman was then carried to safety and transferred to an ambulance.

Mountain rescue would like to thank members of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), who were training nearby, for assistance with the stretcher evacuation, and also the HSE National Ambulance Service.

Call out 1: Scarr Rescue 7/1/17

At approximately midday on Saturday, January 7th, The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a male hillwalker. The man was walking with a group near the summit of Scarr when he took ill.

The group’s position was established using Sarloc technology, before mountain rescue (MR) personnel were deployed to the hill. The man was medically assessed, and it was decided that he could walk off the hill with assistance. The hillwalker was then escorted to safety by MR personnel, and was transferred to an ambulance. The incident was stood down at 14:00hrs.

Mountain rescue would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service for their assistance.

Call Out 66: Glendalough Rescue 4/12/16

Call Out 66: At approximately 12.50hrs on Sunday the 4th of December both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of a man who had suffered a lower leg injury while traversing the area around St. Kevin’s Bed with a group.

National Parks Staff deployed their boat to transport MR personnel to the casualty. Once he had been examined and treated he was transported back to shore via the National Parks boat. He was then released into the care of a friend and the operation was stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: National Parks and Wildlife Staff.

Call Out 65: Tonelagee Rescue 27/11/16

At approximately 13:50hrs on Sunday the 27th of November 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 two people who became disorientated whilst descending Tonelagee in dense fog, North of the Wicklow Gap.

Using SARLOC technology their location was pinpointed and they were instructed by MR via their mobile phone to follow a nearby stream downhill to the track system in Brockagh Woods where a waiting MR 4×4 collected them.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank National Parks and Wildlife Service Staff

Call Out 64: Spinc Rescue 27/10/16

At approximately 12.27hrs on Thursday the 27th of October both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a teenage girl who had suffered a lower leg injury while on the Spinc with a youth group.

Mountain Rescue set up Rescue Base near the Upper Lake and sent in a Hill Party to the girls location. She was treated by an MR Medic before being stretchered to a waiting MR 4×4 vehicle which brought her down to a HSE Ambulance. She was then transported to hospital for further care.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE National Ambulance Service and National Parks and Wildlife Service Staff

Call Out 63: Camaderry Rescue 23/10/16

At approximately 13.50hrs on Sunday the 23rd of October both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were requested by the National Parks and Wildlife Staff to come to the assistance of a teenage boy who had suffered a lower leg injury while descending Camaderry with a youth group.

Mountain Rescue personnel treated him on scene before placing him in an MR 4×4 stretcher capable vehicle. He was then transported to a waiting HSE Ambulance which brought him to hospital for definitive care. 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE National Ambulance Service and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Call Out 62: Lugnaquilla Search 22/10/16

At approximately 19:30hrs on Saturday, October 22nd, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a group of walkers who became disoriented while descending from Lugnaquilla.

It was established, through communication with the group, that they were in forestry on the eastern side of Lugnaquilla. Mountain Rescue personnel in vehicles were tasked to search the forest tracks. Using vehicle lights and sirens in a coordinated manner, MR personnel were able to attract the group’s attention and they were located a short time later. The group were then transported to safety. The incident was stood down at 21:00hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.