Callout 82 – 3rd October 2018 – Great Sugar Loaf

At 19:51 on Wednesday, October 3rd, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist Wicklow Fire Service at an incident on the Great Sugar Loaf.

Mountain rescue (MR) were tasked when a group of walkers became stranded on the hill by a gorse fire. MR personnel responded to assist the walkers, while the fire service extinguished the fire. The incident was stood down at 20:14, with all of the walkers safely back at the car park. Thanks to Wicklow Fire Service for their assistance.

Callout 78, Great Sugarloaf, 09/09/2018

Callout 78, Great Sugarloaf, 09/09/2018

At 14:22hrs on Sunday 9th September 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a walker on the Great Sugar Loaf in Wicklow.

“The walker sustained an arm injury after falling on steep ground near the summit of the hill. Due to the nature of the injury and the ground they were on her friends called 999 for assistance. Mountain Rescue (MR) confirmed the location of the group using sarloc technology and MR personnel were dispatched. MR personnel assessed and stabilised the walker’s injuries. The walker was then airlifted to the bottom of the hill by Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 and stretchered a short distance to an ambulance.

The incident was stood down at 15:27hrs

We would like to thank the Irish Coast Guard and HSE ambulance service for their assistance.

Callout 77 – 8th September 2018 – Glen of Imaal Artillery Range

At 19:53hrs on Saturday, September 8th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two walkers on the Glen of Imaal Artillery Range.
 
The pair made the correct decision to call for assistance when they strayed onto the range while walking in the area. The walkers’ position was confirmed using Sarloc and they were advised to stay at their location. Mountain rescue and Defence Forces personnel walked to the incident site and accompanied the walkers to safety. We’d like to thank the Defence Forces for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 21:37hrs
 
The Glen of Imaal Artillery Range is an active military site; the area is hazardous even when live firing is not taking place. The range has two routes through it that are safe to use: Table Track and the route over Camara Hill. For safety, hillwalkers should only use these routes to cross the range.

Callouts 75 & 76 Saturday 01/01/18

Callout 75, Hellfire Club, Co Dublin 01/09/18

At 12:56hrs on Saturday 1st September 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a walker on Montpellier Hill at the Hellfire Club.

The woman had sustained a lower leg injury and MR personnel were deployed to assess her injury and transport to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 13:51hrs.

 

Callout 76, Lugnaquilla, Wicklow, 01/09/18

At 19:36hrs on Saturday 1st September 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a walker on Lugnaquilla.

The lone walker had become tired and disorientated on his descent from the summit of Lugnaquilla. Mountain Rescue (MR) attempted to locate him using sarloc technology but were unsuccessful. As the light was fading fast, MR personnel were deployed to do a hasty search of where we thought he was most likely to be. The search concluded quickly as the walker had a whistle and used it to attract attention. Once located, MR personnel accompanied the walker off the hill to safety. The incident was stood down at 21:46hrs.

 

Callouts 70 – 15th August 2018 – Brockaghs

At 21:06hrs on Wednesday, August 15th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a hill runner with a lower leg injury on the Brockaghs.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel responded to the incident site. MR medics assessed and treated the injury, before evacuating the runner by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 22:58. Our thanks to the National Ambulance Service for their assistance.

 

Callout 69, Curtlestown, Wicklow, 15/08/18

At 11:13hrs Wednesday 15th August 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a walker near Prince William Seat.

A teenager had collapsed while walking and so a full callout was issued. Mountain Rescue (MR) personnel were quickly dispatched to the location along with the HSE ambulance. The teenager was treated on scene by the HSE paramedics and the incident was stood down at 11:46hrs.

Callouts – 66,67,68, 12th August 2018

On Sunday, August 12th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked three times.
At 15:39hrs, the teams were tasked by An Garda Síochána to search for two female walkers who were lost on Montpelier Hill, near the Hellfire Club. Mountain rescue (MR) were alerted that one of them had a medical issue. The walkers were located using Sarloc Rescue and MR personnel responded to the location. Both walkers were assessed by MR medics before being accompanied to safety. The incident was stood down at 16:42hrs.

At 17:08hrs, the teams were tasked to search for a vulnerable missing person who had been missing for over an hour in Glendalough. A full-team callout was initiated, but the subject was located safe and well shortly afterwards. The incident was stood down at 17:20hrs.

At 22:12hrs, the teams were tasked again by the Gardaí to search for walkers who has became lost near Blessington. The walkers were located, again using Sarloc Rescue, and MR personnel were deployed. During subsequent communications, it was established that the walkers had successfully reoriented and MR assistance was no longer required. The incident was stood down at 23:05hrs.

MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service and An Garda Síochána for their assistance during the three incidents.

Callout 64 & 65, Glendalough/White Hill, 04/08/18

At 13:56hrs Saturday 4th August 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the National Ambulance Service who were on their way to an injured walker in Glendalough.
The teenage boy had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury on the popular spink walk above Glendalough. Mountain Rescue (MR) parties were dispatched to assist. The boys injuries were assessed by MR medics and he was packaged and stretchered down to the waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs.
 
The second callout came at 15:50hrs just as things were wrapping up on the first call. The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist an injured walker on White Hill.
The woman who had been walking with friends had sustained a suspected knee injury and was unable to continue walking. MR parties were dispatched to her location and after her injuries were assessed by the MR medic it was decided to stretcher her down to the road. There she was handed over to the HSE ambulance who transported her to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 17:53hrs