At approximately 19.04hrs on Thursday the 12th of May both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to search for a missing hillwalker who was overdue on his return from the Lugnaquilla.
The missing man had arranged to be collected at the end of the zig zag route in Glenmalure. After some time had passed and he had not shown up, the person waiting for him became concerned and upon failing to make contact via mobile phone, raised the alarm.
Mountain Rescue set up base by the Glenmalure Lodge and dispatch an MR 4×4 into to begin the search. The MR vehicle came across the missing hillwalker at Baravore having taken the wrong route down. The operation was then stood down.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.