- Call Outs
- 21st September 2011
Their approach involved a 3km drive in 4×4 along a rough track followed by a 3km hike carrying first aid equipment across the bog. The difficult access route combined with the deteriorating weather conditions led to the decision to request the assistance of the Irish Coastguard helicopter. Whilst they waited they treated the casualty for his injuries and made him comfortable. The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter was quickly airborne and the rescuers relayed their position via the more powerful radio equipment in a nearby Mountain Rescue 4×4. Once the helicopter was at the scene the rescuers deployed smoke flares to assist the pilot in his approach. The casualty was airlifted in difficult wind conditions and taken to Tallaght hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. His companions, along with his hunting equipment and dog, were escorted to the road side by the volunteers.