Call Out 02: Lugnaquillia Rescue 16/01/16
A member of Mountain Rescue was descending the Mountain in the other direction when the call came in and was able to turn around and return to the summit before making his way to the casualty. Visibility was poor but the Mountain Rescue member was able to join up with the group quickly, by requesting they use whistle blasts. After an initial assessment and once the casualty was placed in a blizzard vest it was decided to keep him moving as he was able to walk with assistance. A Mountain Rescue hill party eventually met with the group above the Fraughan Rock glen and assisted in helping the man down to safety. By the time he arrived at Rescue Base in Baravore he was in good spirits. The operation was stood down at 18.57hrs.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved and would also like to thank the man’s companions who did an outstanding job in helping their friend on the night.