Call Out 53: Cushbawn Rescue 16/09/16

At approximately 14:30hrs on Friday 16th September, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of a man in his mid sixties who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking with another person on Cushbawn near Aughrim, South Wicklow.

Mountain Rescue medics assessed the casualty on scene and decided due to the nature of the injury and the remote location, to task Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116. The casualty was packaged by Mountain Rescue personnel, placed in a stretcher and airlifted to hospital. The call-out was stood down at 17:20.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116, HSE National Ambulance Service and Coillte.

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Call Out 52: Glendalough Rescue 07/09/16

At approximately 13.23hrs on Wednesday September 7th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to come to the assistance of a teenage boy who had suffered an injury while out walking with a youth group.
 

The teenager suffered a lower leg injury and one of the guides with the group called for assistance from Mountain Rescue. Once treated MR personnel stretchered the young man down to a waiting MR 4×4. He was then transported to where one of his parents waiting for him in the car park in Glendalough.

 

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

Call out 51: Lugnaquilla Rescue 20/08/16

 
At approximately 18.00hrs on Saturday August 20th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to come to the assistance of a man who had become disoriented while trying to descend from the summit of Lugnaquilla.
 

The man was after making a few unsuccessful attempts to find his way down in poor visibility conditions and decided to call for assistance. He then made his way back to the summit to await MR personnel.A Mountain Rescue hill party were sent to his location. They then escorted him down off the hill and transported him to safety.

The operation was stood down at 21.05hrs

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 50 Glendalough Rescue 13/08/16

 

At approximately 13:15hrs on Saturday, August 13th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Montain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to an incident in Glendalough.

A female climber took a significant fall near Acorn Buttress, overlooking the Miner’s Village. A doctor, who was a member of the climbing party, began to care for the woman until Mountain Rescue personnel arrived on scene. Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116, was also tasked to the incident. MR personnel and the Rescue 116 winchman packaged the climber into a stretcher and she was airlifted to hospital. The incident was stood down at 15:50hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 

 

Call Out 49: White Hill Rescue 09/08/16

 
At approximately 15:20hrs on Tuesday, August 9th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to assist a young Belgian woman who had sustained a lower leg injury while out hillwalking near White Hill. 
 
Mountain Rescue personnel located the walker and assisted HSE National Ambulance Service paramedics in treating her. MR personnel then packaged the woman into a stretcher and evacuated her to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 17.15hrs.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE National Ambulance Service.

 

Call Out 48 Glendalough Rescue 07/08/16

At approximately 15:30hrs on Sunday, August 7th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to an incident in Glendalough.

A female walker sustained lower leg injuries after a fall on the Spink. Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 airlifted the woman. The incident was stood down at 16:49hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard and National Ambulance Service

Call Out 47: Lugnaquilla Search 01/08/16

Call Out 47: At approximately 13.36hrs on Monday the 1st of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the assistance of two women who had become disoriented while coming off Lugnaquilla in poor weather conditions.

Mountain Rescue were unable to use SARLOC to locate their position. However, working from descriptions the women gave via mobile phone, MR personnel were able to narrow down possible locations where they may be. Several Hill Parties were sent in and one of the Parties successfully found them in the Military Range and escorted them down to safety. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Irish Defence Forces

Call Out 46: Little Sugarloaf Rescue 24/07/16

At approximately 20:15hrs on Sunday, July 24th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Síochána to assist a man on the Little Sugar Loaf. The man had been walking with his dog near the summit when he fell, sustaining a lower leg injury.

Mountain Rescue medics quickly located the man, assessed, and treated his injury. He was then packaged into a stretcher for evacuation from the hill. Steep ground during the early stages of the evacuation required the use of ropes to provide extra protection for the stretcher. The casualty’s dog escorted the stretcher party for the duration of the evacuation, until the casualty was transferred into a waiting ambulance. The dog was handed over to a friend of the walker.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE National Ambulance Service. Thanks also to Kilruddery Estate for providing local knowledge that helped to plan the quickest access and egress routes. The incident was stood down at 22:18hrs.