On Tuesday 24/09/13 at 18.45hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to find a female hill walker in her late 60’s who had become disorientated while descending from the summit of Mullaghcleevaun East Top. Realising her situation she made the right decision and called for Mountain Rescue. M.R personnel were able to talk to the woman via mobile phone which helped personnel narrow down her possible location. She worked off bearings provided by the teams and navigated to the corner of a forest where she came into contact with one of the hill parties dispatched onto the hill. The woman was then brought to safety. The woman’s clear thinking was of great assistance in bringing the search to a quick conclusion.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.