Call Out 62: Lugnaquilla Search 22/10/16

At approximately 19:30hrs on Saturday, October 22nd, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a group of walkers who became disoriented while descending from Lugnaquilla.

It was established, through communication with the group, that they were in forestry on the eastern side of Lugnaquilla. Mountain Rescue personnel in vehicles were tasked to search the forest tracks. Using vehicle lights and sirens in a coordinated manner, MR personnel were able to attract the group’s attention and they were located a short time later. The group were then transported to safety. The incident was stood down at 21:00hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.