Incidents are listed in descending order so that the latest are shown first.
Monday, 29th December, 2008 - Glenmalure
At 14:28, the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were called by Gardaí to the aid of a female hill-walker with a lower leg injury. It is the third time the teams have been active since Christmas Day.
The woman had been out hill-walking with a group of other walkers on Mullacor Mountain (between Glendalough and Glenmalure), heading towards the Wicklow Way track for Glenmalure, when she slipped on ice and sustained a lower leg injury.
Due to the proximity of the casualty to the forestry tracks, the woman was evacuated quickly by MR personnel, transferred to an ERHA ambulance and on to hospital.
Friday, 26th December, 2008 - Djouce
Team members from both Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams assisted a woman with a fractured leg in Glensulan near Djouce Mountain. She was treated and then air lifted by the Coastguard Helicopter.
Thursday, 25th December, 2008 – Sally Gap
At 14:00, Christmas Day, Gardai were alerted by concerned members of the public to shouts heard near Eagle’s Nest, above Lough Bray Lower just outside Enniskerry. Volunteers from The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team met with Gardai to conduct a search of the area. The search was inconclusive and was stood down.
Saturday, 20th December, 2008 – Glendalough
A man with ligament damage to his ankle half way up the zig-zag track above the Miner’s Village was treated and stretchered down to an ambulance by the Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue teams.
Sunday, 14th December, 2008 – Glenmalure
Two walkers lost off the Wicklow Way trail at Ballinafinsogue were picked up by a Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue vehicle and transported back to their car.
Friday, 5th December, 2008 – Laragh
The team assisted Gardai with the initial planning of a search in the Laragh area for a despondent male. The person turned up unharmed and the team was stood down.
Saturday, 29th November, 2008 – Glendalough
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were called to aid of an injured hill walker on The Spink Mountain in Glendalough at 14:30. Mountain Rescue personnel reached the injured woman quickly, administered first aid and made the casualty as comfortable as possible in extremely cold weather conditions. The boardwalk on The Spink were frozen, icy and hazardous, but with Coastguard and Air Corps helicopters unable to assist due to fog, Mountain Rescue personnel undertook a long stretcher carry out to an awaiting ERHA ambulance.
Friday, 21st November, 2008 – Glendalough
During the Teams preparations for their 25th Anniversary Celebrations, we were called out to aid a stricken hill-walker who had become crag-bound (stuck on the cliffs) above St. Kevin’s Bed on The Spink in Glendalough. A swift response ensued that the man was on a rope, ready to be abseiled down the cliff within 30 minutes of making his 999 call for Mountain Rescue.
Saturday, 25th October, 2008 – Corribrack Mountains
The search for the missing light aircraft commenced on Saturday night. On Sunday morning a hasty search party from The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team located the wreckage. Mountain Rescue Teams; including DWMRT, Mournes MRT, SEMRA and the Search and Rescue Dogs Association were dispatched on the ground search early on the Sunday morning. The search area focussed on the mountainous area from Corriebracks – Lobawn – Sugarloaf stretching south of the Blessington Lakes as far as the Glen of Imaal to where a sighting of a low flying aircraft in trouble was spotted. The aircraft was discovered just below the summit of Corriebracks.
The bodies of the four occupants were recovered and the Irish Aviation Authority carried out their investigations.
During the aircraft incident on Sunday, the mountain rescue teams assisted the Army helicopter with an evacuation of a young girl with a lower leg injury at Doreen River.
Saturday, 4th October, 2008 – Courttown
Team members from Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue assisted the Gardai in a large scale coastal search of Courttown in Gorey, Co. Wexford for a male known to be in the water.
Saturday, 27th September, 2008 – Carrantoohill Mountain
Three members of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team hill walking in Kerry came to the aid of a man who took a fall on Carrantoohill Mountain. The group treated the man for a spinal injury and assisted Kerry MRT with a helicopter evacuation of the man.
Sunday, 14th September, 2008 – Roundwood
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were called to duty twice in what proved to be a busy day for Mountain Rescue in Wicklow. The teams received the first call at approximately 14:30 to assist a mountain bike competitor during a major MTB Event in Ballinastoe (near Roundwood), Co. Wicklow. The casualty (male, 30’s) lost control of his mountain bike and crashed at high speed in very muddy conditions. He was treated for suspected spinal injuries at the scene and transported by stretcher to an awaiting ERHA ambulance and transferred to hospital.
Mountain Rescue personnel were stood down at 15:55, only to receive another call for assistance at 18:10. A hill-walker disorientated whilst climbing Lugnaquilla and subsequently lost his way. He dialled 999 for Mountain Rescue to come to his aid. Unfortunately communications were lost when the man’s phone went dead. Search and rescue parties from The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team battled very poor weather conditions for over 5 hours. He was found in the remote Ould Valley side of Lugnaquilla near Aughavannagh, Co. Wicklow.
Saturday, 30th August, 2008 – Lugnaquilla
A man and his son became disoriented descending from the summit of Lug. Glen of Imaal MR members were able to talk to them by phone and direct them down a safe route. An army vehicle was organized to pick them up and return them to their car.
Saturday, 30th August, 2008 – Glendalough
At approx 1pm a call came from the Gardai for the team to respond to a subject in the Glenelo Valley area of Glendalough suffering from a heart attack. Both the Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue teams deployed hill parties where they stabilized the subject and assisted the helicopter evacuation to hospital.
Friday, 22nd August, 2008 – Glenmalure
Gardai alerted both the Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue teams to an incident at Baravore in Glenmalure where two young males had become crag fast on a steep gully. Hill parties were deployed and located the two at approx 8pm where they secured them and walked them back down.
As this rescue was coming to a close a second call came from the Glenmalure Hostel where they alerted the team to overdue walkers. A MR vehicle was deployed where they located the group on the forestry track and transported them back down to their cars.
Sunday, 17th August, 2008 – Glenmalure
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team was on standby to an organized walking event. A hill party along with a MR vehicle and gear were made available during the day. The event passed with no incidents to report.
Saturday, 2nd August, 2008 – Glendalough
During our August bank holiday fund raising weekend two members of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue were involved in two separate assistances. A fourteen year old child had collapsed and was administered oxygen and monitored until the ambulance arrived. Separately a young female complained of chest pains was also treated and monitored until ambulance arrived. Both incidents were in the vicinity of the Glendalough Visitors Centre.
Sunday, 27th July, 2008 – Croagh Patrick
As part of an annual event, members of the Glen of Imaal MRT travel to Croagh Patrick in Mayo to assist the local MRT in Reek Sunday. This year our team members were involved in two rescues which were both lower leg injuries. The group located, treated and evacuated both subjects.
Friday, 4th July, 2008 – Glendalough
An elderly lady sustained an injury to her hip near the lower lake. A member of the Glen of Imaal and Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue teams stabilized the subject until an ambulance arrived
Tuesday, 24th June, 2008 – Glendalough
Team members performed first aid on a child who fell on the sleepers on the Spink and cut their head.
Thursday, 19th June, 2008 – Glendalough
A local Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue party was mobilised in the early hours of the morning to assist an ambulance crew in the Miners Village with a stretcher carry evacuation from the the old ruins to the ambulance. A man took an epileptic fit while camping with two others.
Saturday, 14th June, 2008 – Glendalough
A local party responded to a call from Lynham’s Pub in Laragh where an employee was contacted to say a woman had sustained a lower leg injury in the Miner’s Village. There was a stand down soon after as information came through that the casualty was evacuated by other means.
Saturday, 7th June, 2008 – Three Rock Mountain
A hill runner during the Wicklow Way relay took ill on the first leg near Three Rock Mountain. Team was put on standby for assistance but runner made his way to roadway and made a recovery.
Saturday, 17th May, 2008 – Roundwood
An eighteen year old German man camping on the Wicklow Way with a group, became ill with severe stomach pains. Local Glen of Imaal and Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue personnel stabilized the man and stretchered to a forestry track where and ambulance evacuated to hospital.
Sunday, 27th April, 2008 – Glendalough & Glen of Imaal
The Glen of Imaal and the Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue teams investigated reports of calls for help above St Kevins Bed in Glendalough shortly before 6pm. Prior to the teams putting out a full callout the group turned up safe
The team was put on standby for a second time in the one day by the Gardai. Two women lost in Stranahealy Woods while walking on Lugnaquilla. The team alerted the Army who located the group and returned them to their car in Baravore.
Saturday, 19th April, 2008 – Glenmalure
A male and female foreign couple walking on the Wicklow Way in Ballinafunshogue below Mullacor lost their way on the trail. The Glen of Imaal deployed a vehicle onto the forest track where they picked up the people and returned them to their car.
Sunday, 13th April, 2008 – Glendalough
At shortly after 6pm the Gardai alerted Glen of Imaal and the Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue of a female walker who had injured her ankle coming down from the Spink. The team located the woman on the walkers blue route where they treated and stretchered her to an MR vehicle and subsequently transported her down to the car park to an awaiting ambulance.
Sunday, 23rd March, 2008 – Lough Dan
Team was put on standby by Gardai for a child who had been missing in the Lough Dan area for approx 30 minutes. When the team was about to put a full callout into action the child turned up safe and well.
Saturday, 29th March, 2008 - Lough Dan Area
Shortly after 9pm, Gardai requested the assistance of the Glen of Imaal MRT and the Dublin/Wicklow MRT in the search for two overdue hill-walkers in the Lough Dan Area near Roundwood. The walkers were located at 00.34 hours by rescue personnel along the Inchavore river. They had settled down for the night but were very glad to be found by mountain rescue and led back to their B&B.
Friday, 21st March, 2008 - Mullaghcleevaun
Gardai alerted the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to search for a missing Blessington man who had failed to return home from his hill-walk on Thursday evening. The teams sought further assistance from other Mountain Rescue Teams nationwide, with volunteers travelling from around the country to lend their search expertise in the search for the missing man. Assistance was also given by the local community, the Air Corps, the Coastguard and the Civil Defence. Unfortunately the man's remains were located shortly after 2pm on Saturday 22nd March. The Glen Team wish to extend their sincerest sympathies to family and friends of the gentleman.
Sunday, 9th March, 2008 – Crone Wood
One man in a group of two, returning back down from Maulin Mountain, slipped and twisted his ankle with a possible fracture. Glen of Imaal and Dublin / Wicklow MRT responded to call and hill parties treated the man and evacuated to an awaiting ambulance on a nearby forestry track by means of a stretcher carry.
Sunday 17th February, 2008 - Djouce
The team was contacted by Gardai regarding a group on Djouce mountain. One of the group sustained an ankle injury and the rest of the group was assisting her off the hill. When a rescue party made contact the, the injured woman was stretchered to their transport.
Sunday, 24th February, 2008 - Glendalough
Gardaí in Wicklow requested the services of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a 10 year old girl from The Spink Mountain in Glendalough. The 10 year old from Donabate was out walking with her scout group when, having turned to talk to a friend, she tripped and fell, injuring her knee. The brave girl was stretcher-carried to an awaiting ERHA Ambulance before being whisked away to Tallaght Hospital. Her mother, who was volunteering with the group for the day accompanied her to the hospital.
Sunday, 27th January, 2008 - Glendalough
A stand-by was issued by the MR Teams to be ready for a missing persons search. The missing man turned up without incident.
Saturday, 26th January, 2008 - Glendalough
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow were together called to rescue two young women from the steep ground on Spinc Mountain, after one of the women has fallen approximately 10m/30ft. The teams worked in partnership with Wicklow Mountains National Park personnel and their boat to extract the casualty and her companion from the gully. The 20 year old Carlow woman was treated at the scene for arm fractures and suspected spinal injuries after her fall and was stretcher lowered by Mountain Rescue Crag specialists to the awaiting WMNP boat and transferred to hospital by ambulance. Her 17 year old companion was also guided to safety.
Tuesday, 1st January, 2008 – Lugnaquilla
A woman became disorientated coming back down from the summit of Lugnaquilla. She made contact with the Glen of Imaal MRT and was walked down by a local hill party.