Man with Fractured Ankle Rescued! (09/03/08)

At approx. 14:30 this afternoon (Sunday 09/03/08), Gardai in Wicklow requested the expertise of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and neighbouring team Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in the rescue of male hill-walker.

The man and a friend had been out walking near Crone Wood, Enniskerry when he sustained a suspected fracture to his ankle. The man told Mountain Rescue personnel: “I had just jumped over a ditch safely and then a minute later, my foot went down a bog-hole and I heard a snap!”

He was treated at the scene by Mountain Rescue personnel, and stretcher-carried to where a 4×4 ERHA Ambulance was waiting on a forest track. He was then transferred to hospital.

Thank you to all agencies involved in this successful rescue.