Call Out 14: Powerscourt Rescue 11/04/15

At approximately 14.45hrs on Saturday, April 11th both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a woman who had taken a fall near Powerscourt Waterfall in Wicklow.

Thankfully, the fall was not too serious and the woman only suffered minor injuries but she had fallen onto rocks and needed to be carried across the river on a stretcher.

Personnel from the HSE, Bray & Wicklow Fire Brigade, the Gardai and two rescue teams were on scene to assist. The Coastguard Helicopter was also tasked in case an airlift was required.

After the short carry the woman was transferred to the waiting HSE for transport to hospital for further care.

The incident was dealt with quickly and was stood down about 15.50.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all the above mentioned agencies who attended.