A very busy 2018 ended for Mountain Rescue in Wicklow with a very quiet Christmas period and the first two callouts of 2019 were this weekend. Both were lower leg injuries in the Glendalough area, which were difficult to access due to sever traffic congestion and parking in the area.
Callout 1, Glendalough, Wicklow 05/01/2019
At 15:39hrs on Saturday 05th January 2019, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a hill walker on the Blue Trail in Glendalough.
The woman had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury. Mountain Rescue (MR) personnel were dispatched and they assessed and treated the woman’s injury. She was assisted to an MR vehicle and transported to a waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:22hrs.
Callout 2, Glendalough, Wicklow 06/01/2019
At 12:04 on Sunday 6th January 2019, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a hill walker in the Glendalough area.
The woman was walking on the Spink when she fell and sustained a lower leg injury. MR parties were dispatched. The casualty’s injuries were assessed and treated by an MR medic and she was stretchered to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 14:24hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance on both callouts.