Call Out 25: Blessington Lakes Search 08/05/16

At approximately  19:00hrs on Sunday, May 8th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue Team were tasked by An  Garda Síochána to assist in a search of the Blessington Lakes. The  search, for a man in his 30s who had been swimming, was  initially water-based. Mountain Rescue personnel joined the  operation to search the lake’s shoreline and nearby woodland. The search was stood down for the night 22:30hrs.

Search operations resumed the following morning, May 9th, with land and  water-based searches conducted throughout the day. Shortly after  17:00hrs the land-based search operations were stood down. During the operation’s third day-Tuesday,  May 10th-divers from the Garda Water Unit recovered the man’s remains. The  Glen of Imaal red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend our condolences to the man’s family and  friends.

Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved, including: An Garda  Síochána, Garda Water Unit, Garda Air Support Unit, Garda Dog Support Unit, Search And Rescue Dog Association(S.A.R.D.A) Blessington Rescue  Boat, Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (IUSRU), Irish Coast  Guard Rescue 116, Irish Coast Guard ground units, Civil Defence, ESB and Avon Rí Adventure Centre.

Call Out 24: Lugnaquilla Search 07/05/16

At approximately 12.33hrs on Saturday the 7th 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 come to the aid of 3 Hillwalkers who had become disoriented while descending from the summit of Lugnaquilla.
 

The walkers informed MR personnel via mobile phone that they could see a lake from their position. Two hill parties were sent in to find them. One party went to Kelly’s Lough and the second to Art’s Lough. The party that arrived at Kelly’s Lough met the disoriented Hillwalkers and brought them back down the mountain to safety. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Search And Rescue Dog Association (S.A.R.D.A) and An Garda Siochanna.

Call Out 23: Luggala Search 05/05/16

Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search for a missing person close to Luggala on Thursday, April 5th. After two days, the search in the area was stood down by the Gardai whose investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved in the search, including: An Garda Síochána, the Garda Air Support Unit, Search and Rescue Dog Association, Blessington Rescue Boat, and the Civil Defence.

 

Call Out 22: Djouce Wood Incident 01/05/16

Shortly before 13:30hrs on Sunday, May 1st, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist HSE National Ambulance Service personnel in Djouce Wood. HSE medics were treating a 35 year old male who had sustained a shoulder injury. Mountain rescue vehicles were deployed to the scene to assist with evacuating the man. The man was safely transported to an ambulance while MR personnel were responding. The incident was stood down at 13:36hrs.

Call Out 21: Barnacullia Incident 30/04/16

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 21:40hrs on Saturday, April 30th, to an incident near the Blue Light Pub in Barnacullia. HSE National Ambulance Service personnel requested Mountain Rescue assistance whilst treating a young male who had collapsed on a trail. MR vehicles were deployed to the incident, but were stood down at 22:47hrs shortly before reaching the scene.

Call Out 20: Glending Rescue 23/04/16

At approximately 14.03hrs on Saturday the 23rd of April both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the aid of a mountain biker who had suffered an injury while out cycling in Glending woods near Blessington.

Mountain Rescue personnel arrived on the scene to assist HSE Medics who were treating the man. The injured man was stretchered from steep ground to a forest track and carried to a waiting ambulance at the forest entrance. He was then transported to hospital for further care.

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

Call Out 19: Glenmalure Rescue 15/04/16

 

At 18:44hrs on Friday, April 15th, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to search for two students. The students became separated from their Gaisce Award group whilst hillwalking.

Mountain Rescue vehicles were deployed to search tracks in Glendalough and Glenmalure. The pair were found at the Mullacor Hut and safely returned to the rest of their group. The operation was stood down at approximately 19:30hrs.

Call Out 18: Camara Hill Rescue 10/04/16

At approximately 14.28hrs on Sunday the 10th of April both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of an injured Hillwalker near the summit of Camara Hill.
 

The Injured man was one of a party of 3 descending from Lugnaquilla when he slipped and suffered a lower leg injury. Army personnel opened barriers on the track to facilitate quick access by Mountain Rescue. Once a hill party reached the injured man he was treated by MR Medics before being stretchered off the hill. He was then placed in a stretcher capable MR 4×4 and transported to a waiting HSE Ambulance. The Ambulance crew then brought him to hospital for definitive care.

 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The Defence Forces and the HSE National Ambulance Service.