Injured Dutch walker rescued in Glendalough
On Tuesday 14th August 2012, at about 5pm, a man fell and injured his knee while walking in the Wicklow Mountains above Glendalough. The ambulance service was initially contacted, and they alerted the mountain rescue service who then hiked to the scene of the incident. It was decided to attempt to airlift the injured man, and with the favourable weather conditions, the Irish Coastguard helicopter successfully transferred the Dutch walker to Beaumont hospital in Dublin. The man (60) was walking the ‘Spinc’ route with his wife when the accident happened at approx 5pm. The airlift took place at 7pm and the operation was stood down shortly thereafter. Many thanks to both the Dublin & Wicklow Mt Rescue team and the Glen of Imaal Mt Rescue team, as well as the HSE and National Park staff.