Call Out 33: Sugarloaf Rescue 01/06/16

At 13:20hrs on Wednesday 1st June, The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the aid of a 62 year old female walker on The Sugarloaf. The lady slipped, fell and struck her head on descent.

The casualty was treated on scene by MR and HSE Medical personnel, MR personnel assisted the Coastguard winchman with packaging the casualty and she was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital.

The incident was stood down at 15:12.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Irish Coast Guard, The National Ambulance Service, An Garda Síochana

Call Out 32: Cliff Walk Rescue 30/05/16

At 21:04hrs, Monday 30th May, The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to come to the aid of a 46 year old mountain biker along the cliff walk between Bray and Greystones.

The man had been cycling the route near Windgates, when a piece of wire caught in the spokes of his wheel and he was thrown head first over his bike.

The casualty was treated on scene by MR and HSE Medical personnel, then packaged and airlifted to Beaumont Hospital. He was accompanied by a HSE Advanced Paramedic and Wicklow’s Rapid Response Doctor during his transfer to hospital.

The incident was stood down at 23:17.

Mountain Rescue wold like to thank all agencies involved including: The National Ambulance Service, Wicklow Rapid Response and Irish Coast Guard

Call Out 31: Glendalough Search 28/05/16

While attending an incident on the Spink, on the 28th of May both The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wickow Mountain Rescue Team were informed of a second potential incident. Information from the National Parks and Wildlife Service indicated that a 70-year-old female was missing in the Glendalough area. A short search was carried out, but was stood down at 15:34 when the woman turned up safe and well.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The National Parks and Wildlife Service for their assistance.

Call Out 30: Spinck Rescue 28/05/16

On Saturday, May 28th, at 12:09 The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wickow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to an incident involving female walker who sustained a knee injry on the Spink in Glendalough. Mountain Rescue medics located, assessed, and treated the walker before she was evacuated by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The operation was stood down at approximately 15:00.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: The HSE National Ambulance Service.

Call Out 29: Glenmacnass Rescue 27/05/16

At 14:16 on Friday, May 27th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wickow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a 60-year-old female near the Glenmacnass waterfall. The woman sustained a minor head injury after a fall. Mountain rescue medics treated the woman for her inury and evacuated her a short distance by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The operation was stood down at 15:22.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: the HSE National Ambulance Service.

Call Out 28: Glendalough Rescue 20/05/16

At approximately 14:46hrs on Friday, May 20th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a 13-year-old girl who sustained a lower leg injury in Glendalough. The girl, who wa part of a large school group, was walking on the Spinc boardwalk when the incident occurred. Two teachers stayed with the girl while the rest of the group continued on their hike. Mountain Rescue personnel located the incident site, treated the girl for her injury, and transported her by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:10hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: HSE National Ambulance Service; and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116, who were on standby for the incident.

Call Out 27: Glenmalure Search 12/05/16

At approximately 19.04hrs on Thursday the 12th of May both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to search for a missing hillwalker who was overdue on his return from the Lugnaquilla.
 

The missing man had arranged to be collected at the end of the zig zag route in Glenmalure. After some time had passed and he had not shown up, the person waiting for him became concerned and upon failing to make contact via mobile phone, raised the alarm.

 
Mountain Rescue set up base by the Glenmalure Lodge and dispatch an MR 4×4 into  to begin the search. The MR vehicle came across the missing hillwalker at Baravore having taken the wrong route down. The operation was then stood down.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

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Call out 26: Brockagh Rescue 09/05/16

Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain  Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána at approximately 16:50hrs  on Monday, May 9th, to assist a female hillwalker in difficulty on the  Wicklow Way near Brockagh. The hillwalker reported that she felt faint  and was unable to complete her walk. Mountain Rescue personnel responded in a vehicle to the woman’s location and transported her to safety. She was then assessed by an advanced paramedic, where it was decided that she required no further care. The operation was stood down at 17:23hrs
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.