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.

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