Call Out 47: Lugnaquilla Search 01/08/16

Call Out 47: At approximately 13.36hrs on Monday the 1st of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the assistance of two women who had become disoriented while coming off Lugnaquilla in poor weather conditions.

Mountain Rescue were unable to use SARLOC to locate their position. However, working from descriptions the women gave via mobile phone, MR personnel were able to narrow down possible locations where they may be. Several Hill Parties were sent in and one of the Parties successfully found them in the Military Range and escorted them down to safety. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Irish Defence Forces