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.

Callout 57, Glendalough 07/07/18

Callout – 7th July 2018 – Glendalough

At 17:46 on Saturday, July 7th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a climber who was suffering from heat exhaustion in Glendalough.

A member of the party called emergency services when, whilst descending towards the Miner’s Village, the climber began to feel unwell. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel located the party and assessed the patient. After giving fluids, and following a period of cooling and observation, the patient walked off the hill, accompanied by MR personnel. The incident was stood down at 19:50hrs

Callout 56, Glendalough, 24/06/18

Callout, Glendalough, Wicklow, 24/06/18

At 16:30hrs Sunday 24th June, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a child who had taken a fall in the Glendalough area.

The child took a fall from steep ground onto the green road in Glendalough and suffered a suspected fractured arm. He was assessed by National Park Staff and an MR Medic. His injury was treated and he was transported to a waiting ambulance.

The incident was stood down at 17:38hrs. We would like to thank the Wicklow Mountains National Park and the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 55, Glendalough, 21/06/18

Callout, 21st June 2018 – Glendalough

At 22:22 on Thursday, June 21st, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist with an incident in Glendalough.

Emergency services were alerted by a group, who were camping in the area, when one of their party fell and sustained a head injury. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel, assisted by Rescue 116, searched Glendalough and located the group above the Miner’s Village. The group were medically assessed, and the injured party was treated and packaged into a stretcher for evacuation. The patient was stretchered to a suitable helicopter landing zone. At first light, Rescue 116 returned and airlifted the patient, accompanied by an MR doctor, to hospital.

All personnel were safely off the hill at 05:40 and the incident was stood down. We’d like to thank Rescue 116, for the initial search, and the evacuation; the Irish Air Corps, who were on standby; the National Ambulance Service; and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.

Callout 54, Knocksink, 17/06/18

Callout – 17th June 2018 – Knocksink Wood

At 17:41 on Sunday, June 17th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a family group in Knocksink Wood.

The group had become disoriented in forestry and were unable to find their way back to the car park. Using Sarloc Technology, the group’s location was established. Mountain rescue personnel were deployed who located the group and escorted them to safety. The incident was stood down at 18:53hrs.