At approximately 13:00hrs on March 31st, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a female hillwalker on the Sugarloaf. The woman, who was part of a large walking group, was near the summit when she fell and sustained an upper arm injury.
Mountain Rescue and the HSE National Ambulance Service personnel attended the scene and treated the woman for her injuries. She was then airlifted by Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116. An Garda Síochana helped maintain public and scene safety near the incident site. Rescue 116 transported the woman for further medical care, accompanied by an MR doctor and an advanced paramedic from the Ambulance Service.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all of the agencies involved including: An Garda Síochana, HSE National Ambulance Service, and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116.