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

Callout, Laragh, 22/07/2018

At 13:00hrs on Sunday 22nd July 2018 The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist An Garda Síochána (AGS) at a road traffic accident in Laragh involving a Motorbike and a 4×4 vehicle.
 
Mountain rescue personnel assisted local Community First Responders and AGS. Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend
our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Mountain rescue would like to thank Laragh Community First Responders, HSE and AGS.

Callout 63, Glendalough, 21/07/18

At 16:59hrs Saturday 21st July 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 who had fallen near Glendalough.

The woman in her twenties, who had been walking with friends, had slipped while crossing a river at the top of the Glenelo valley and suffered a suspected broken leg. The woman’s location was confirmed by SARLOC and Mountain Rescue (MR) parties were dispatched. MR medics assessed her injury after which she was packaged and stretchered down to the Minors Village from where she was transported to hospital by HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 20:09hrs.

Callout 62, Seefingan, 19/07/2018

At 20:41 on Thursday, July 19th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a man who experienced chest pain, while walking as part a group, on Seefingan.
 
Mountain rescue (MR) personnel responded, along with Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116. The walker was assessed and treated on scene by EMTs, a paramedic, and an advanced paramedic, all of whom are MR personnel. Rescue 116 was overhead, but following consultation between on-scene medics and a medical doctor, the decision was taken to evacuate the patient on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance for transport to hospital.
 
MR wish the patient a speedy recovery, and would like to express our gratitude to the crew of Rescue 116 and the National Ambulance Service.

Callouts 58-61, Wicklow, 15/07/2018

Callout 58, 3Rock, Dublin, 12/07/2018

At 16:30hrs Thursday 12th July 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist National Ambulance Service (NAS) at an incident in Ticknock.
NAS, along with Wicklow Rapid Response (WWRR), and mountain rescue (MR) responded when a mountain biker fell near a tarmac road on Three Rock Mountain. Working together, the WWRR doctor, an MR advanced paramedic, and the NAS ambulance crew treated the biker, before evacuation to hospital in a waiting ambulance. Thanks to NAS and WWRR for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 16:40hrs.

Callout 59, Crone Wood, Wicklow 14/07/2018

At 12:14hrs Saturday 15th July, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a woman who had become faint above Powerscourt Waterfall.

The woman in her sixties, who had been walking with friends, began feeling unwell and faint. HSE paramedics hiked into the causality site and assessed the woman who was suffering from suspected heat exhaustion and monitored her condition. MR personnel transported the woman and paramedics back to the ambulance in Crone Carpark. The incident was stood down at 13:20hrs.

At 13:27hrs while debriefing the Crone callout another call came in from AGS, this time to assist a woman who had collapsed due to suspected heat exhaustion near Lacken.

The woman in her sixties had been walking with her husband in the forestry behind Lacken when she had collapsed. Their location was determined through SARLOC technology. The woman was assessed by the HSE Advanced Paramedic and transported by MR vehicles back to the car park where the woman was transferred to the ambulance and taken to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 14:37hrs

Callout 61, Lugnaquilla, Wicklow 15/07/2018

At 15:15hrs on Sunday 15th July 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a group of walkers who had become separated from one of their party.

While descending from the summit of Lugnaquilla the woman had become separated from the rest of the walking group. She was located using SARLOC Technology, in the Ow Valley. She was met by MR personnel and transported back to the Glen of Imaal to the rest of her group. The incident was stood down at 17:07hrs.