Lug Rescue (26/06/10)

Hillwalker airlifted from Wicklow Mountains

Today at 1.50pm, on the way to Lugnaquillia (Leinster’s highest peak), a hillwalker suffered a lower leg injury on Corrigasleggaun (780m).  His group attempted to evacuate him themselves but found that they were unable and called in Mountain Rescue.  Both the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams attended the incident.

The injured person was airlifted at 3.10pm by the Irish Coastguard Helicopter to Baldonnell and transferred to Tallaght hospital for treatment.

Thanks to all those who assisted in the safe and efficient evacuation –

Members of the walking group (believed to be from NI) who carried the correct safety equipment and made good decisions

The Irish Coastguard

Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team