At 13:36hrs on Sunday 04th February, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with an upper leg injury.
While awaiting MR assistance, the man’s walking companions, along with a walking group from Tullow, kept him fed, wrapped up and warm. MR personnel located the party using SARLOC. The man in his 60’s was assessed by MR medics, packaged and stretchered to a waiting MR vehicle. He was transferred to HSE ambulance, which transported him to hospital. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.
At 14:39 on Sunday, January 28th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by National Ambulance Service control to assist at an incident on Bray Head. The incident involved a man who fell from height while descending from Bray Head summit.
Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assisted at the scene, and then packaged the man into a stretcher and evacuated him to a waiting ambulance. MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS) as well as Rescue 116, Greystones Coast Guard Unit and Wicklow Coast Guard Unit, who were also tasked, but were stood down en route. The incident was stood down at 15:47.
At 15:19hrs on Saturday 27th January 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with a suspected broken leg.
One of our team members was out walking in the Glendalough area when she came across a man descending to the miner’s village with difficulty. She assessed the man’s injury and called for additional back up. MR personnel from both teams easily walked in to the causality site, where the walkers leg was splinted. He was stretchered down to the miner’s village, where he was further assessed by an MR Doctor and transported to hospital for definitive care by his friend. The incident was stood down at 16:55hrs