Glendalough Assist 06/09/15

At approximately 12.30hrs on Sunday the 6th of September members of Mountain Rescue came to the assistance of a 16yr old Italian girl who was part of a youth group visiting Glendalough.

The girl had become unwell and one of her group ran to where MR personnel were providing first aid cover for an event in the area. MR personnel responded quickly treating and providing care for the girl until a HSE Ambulance arrived. She was then stretchered to the waiting ambulance before being transported to hospital for definitive care.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 51: Lugnaquilla Rescue 04/09/15

 

At approximately 12.00hrs on Friday the 4th of September  both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochann to come to the aid of a hillwalker, in his early 60’s, who had fallen and suffered an injury while descending Lugnaquilla.

Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 was also tasked to the scene. Due to poor visibility on the summit Rescue 116 was unable to fly in to where the casuality was but was able to airlift two MR hill parties high onto the slopes of Lugnaquilla. The hill parties then made their way to the injured man and once they had him treated and packaged in a stretcher they carried him back down to where visibility on the mountain was clear. He was then airlifted onto Rescue 116 and transported to hospital for definitive care.

MR personnel then descended back down the mountain in the company of the man’s dog who had been by his side until his master was airlifted to hospital.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard, Wicklow Mountains National Park Staff and the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association

Call Out 50: Wicklow Way Incident 31/08/15

At approximately 20.20hrs on Monday the 31st of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and The Dublin Dublin Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to prepare for a search for a hill walker who had been reported as missing by her walking companion.
 

The two women were walking the Wicklow Way and were on the Tinahely to Shillelagh section when one of the women became concerned when she had not seen her friend for approx 4 hrs. She searched along the route herself before meeting a member of the public who offered to drive her to Shillelagh village where she raised the alarm.

 

While plans were being made by MR personnel for a search of the area, the missing woman was found safe and well in a pub in Shillelagh. The incident was then stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 49: Sugarloaf Incident: 30/08/15

At approximately 18.00hrs on Sunday the 30th of August 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 become disoriented while descending from Sugarloaf Mountain. He had strayed from the path into high gorse. 
 
He managed to relocate himself shortly afterwards and MR personnel who were on their way to his location were stood down.
 
Thanks to all involved.

Call Out 48: Glendalough Incident 30/08/15

At approximately 11.52hrs on Sunday the 30th of August both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin WicklowMountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to come to the assistance of a man who had reported that he had become separated from his girlfriend while out walking in Glendalough. 
 
He was located at Poulanass waterfall and his girlfriend had been out of contact for 5 mins. As MR personnel were being tasked to assist him his girlfriend arrived back down to where he was and the incident was stood down.

Call Out 47: Three Rock Rescue 29/08/15

At approximately 11.53hrs on Saturday August the 29th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the aid of a mountain biker who had come off his bike and suffered a head injury. A member of Mountain Rescue was in the area and raised the alarm. 

Once the man had been treated and packaged he was stretchered to a waiting HSE Ambulance and then transported to hospital for definitive care.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade

Call Out 43: Glendalough Incident 16/08/15

On Sunday the 16th of August shortly before 8pm both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the Gardai to help find a missing child in Glendalough

The 13yr old, an American tourist, had been walking near the Upper Lake in Glendalough with her mother when they became separated and her mother raised the alarm.

Rescuers hardly had the chance to respond before the girl was reunited with her mother and the incident was stood down.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all involved.

Call Out 46: Lugnaquilla Search 24/08/15

 

At approximately 20.00hrs on August 24th both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna to help a woman who had become disorientated while descending Lugnaquilla in Wicklow.

 

Initial information suggested the woman was still close to the summit so while both teams were mobilising the Coastguard helicopter was also tasked.

 

Rescue Base was established at Barravore and Sarloc was used to pinpoint where the woman was. A Hasty Party was on route to her when the Coastguard arrived and airlifted her. She was then brought to hospital for treatment and the incident was stood down at 22.10hrs

 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Irish Coast Guard