Call Out 09: Djouce Wood Rescue 13/03/16

Both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked at approximately 11:00hrs on March 13th to come to the assistance of a mountain biker in Djouce Wood. The unfortunate biker had broken his leg and dislocated his shoulder when he fell from his bike. The biker was treated for his injuries and given pain relief by advanced paramedics from the HSE National Ambulance Service and a Wicklow Rapid Response doctor. He was then packaged in a stretcher and transported to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 12:00hrs.
 

Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE National Ambulance Service and Wicklow Rapid Response.

Call Out 08: Vartry Search 12/03/16

At approximately 01.35hrs on Saturday the 12th of March both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to assist in the search for a person in the vicinity of the Vartry reservoir when concern was raised for his welfare. Greystones Coast Guard and Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 as well as the Garda Air Support Unit also assisted in the search. Gardai were successful in locating the person who was safe and well. The operation was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guards Greystones Unit & Rescue 116, An Garda Siochanna & Garda Air Support Unit.

Call Out 07: Annalecky Assist 21/02/16

 
At 14:30hrs on February 21st both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of a scout leader near Annalecky Bridge in the Wicklow Gap. The man had been leading a hiking group when he injured his leg. As a result, he was unable to keep up with the group’s pace. The group happened to meet an off-duty garda who placed a call to task Mountain Rescue.
 

Mountain Rescue and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) had been training in the area and sent some vehicles to assist the walker. He was picked up by an MR vehicle and brought back to his own vehicle in the Wicklow Gap. The incident was stood down at 15:30hrs.

Call Out 06: Maulin Rescue 13/02/16

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 12:30hrs on Saturday 13th February. The tasking was to assist a female hillwalker who had sustained a lower leg injury near the summit of Maulin.

While Mountain Rescue were responding to the incident, the Irish Coastguard Rescue 116 was also tasked from Dublin Airport. Despite poor visibility, the helicopter managed to lower their winchman. The winchman and MR medics treated the woman for her injury. Rescue 116 was able to land near the casualty site, and a passing scout group assisted MR personnel with a short stretcher carry to the helicopter. MR personnel then assisted the rest of the woman’s hillwalking group off the hill. The incident was stood down shortly after 15:00hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána, and the members of the 1st Wicklow Greystones scout group.

Call Out 05 Djouce Mountain Rescue 03/02/16

At approximately 13:20hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a solo walker on Djouce mountain. The woman was descending the mountain when she became disorientated in cloud. On realising that she had lost her way, the woman took shelter and called for help.

Mountain Rescue personnel established communications with the woman, and advised that she retrace her steps back to the summit cairn. Visibility soon cleared at the summit and the woman began making her way down. MR personnel met her on her descent and escorted the woman to her car. The incident was stood down at 14:34hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 04: Lugnaquilla Rescue 19/01/16

At approximately 18:00hrs on Tuesday, January 19th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teamwere tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist three hillwalkers who had become disorientated whilst descending Lugnaquilla.

Initial contact was made with the hillwalkers by phone, and their location was established using SARLOC technology. A hill party was dispatched to their location. On reaching the hillwalkers, Mountain Rescue personnel assisted them by providing food and hydration before guiding them safely off the hill. The incident was stood down at 22:15.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 03: Djouce Woods Rescue 17/01/16

At approximately 13.10hrs on Sunday the 17th of January 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 a man who had fallen and suffered a shoulder injury while in Djouce Woods.
 

Mountain Rescue personnel gained entry to the woods and located the injured man 2 kms in on a forest track. They then transported him to a waiting ambulance which brought him to hospital for further care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 02: Lugnaquillia Rescue 16/01/16

At approximately 15.40hrs on Saturday the 16th of January 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 Hillwalker suffering from hypothermia, near the Summit of Lugnaquillia. The Hillwalker who became unwell was with friends who raised the alarm and started the process of looking after him until help came.

A member of Mountain Rescue was descending the Mountain in the other direction when the call came in and was able to turn around and return to the summit before making his way to the casualty. Visibility was poor but the Mountain Rescue member was able to join up with the group quickly, by requesting they use whistle blasts. After an initial assessment and once the casualty was placed in a blizzard vest it was decided to keep him moving as he was able to walk with assistance. A Mountain Rescue hill party eventually met with the group above the Fraughan Rock glen and assisted in helping the man down to safety. By the time he arrived at Rescue Base in Baravore he was in good spirits. The operation was stood down at 18.57hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved and would also like to thank the man’s companions who did an outstanding job in helping their friend on the night.