Lough Dan Rescue (18/08/12)
Lough Dan rescue ends well
Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were requested by An Garda Síochána to rescue a man who had sustained a knee injury near Lough Dan. The man was hiking on his own across steep ground above the Inchavore valley overlooking Lough Dan when he fell. As he was on his own and had no mobile phone reception, he decided to try to continue despite his injury. Eventually he was able to attract the attention of some walkers in the valley who then contacted Mountain Rescue via 999 to report his shouts for help.
The rescuers were able to reach the area quickly using 4×4 vehicles to traverse a series of rough mountain tracks. Once in the valley, they were able to locate the man quickly and climbed up to him. The man was treated by the experienced medics and placed in a stretcher for evacuation. The experienced volunteers used ropes and anchors to secure the stretcher on the descent and carried the man across the Inchavore River to a Mountain Rescue 4×4. The man was transferred to the vehicle and driven over the rough tracks back to Lough Dan Scout Centre where he was transferred to the care of a waiting HSE ambulance crew.
We would like to thank all agencies involved in these operations including
Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, HSE Ambulance service, Irish Coastguard, An Garda Síochána and Lough Dan Scout Centre