Standby: Bray Head 24/08/15

At about 17:20hrs on Monday, August 24th An Garda Siochanna contacted Mountain Rescue to arrange for a SARDA search dog to help them with an ongoing search for a missing woman on Bray Head. Both the Glen Of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were put on Standby in case the situation escalated.

Thankfully the woman was found and the incident was stood down at 18:17hrs.

Thanks to the Search and Rescue Dogs Association for making themselves available to assist with this call.

Call Out 45: Avonmore Search 23/08/15

On Sunday the 23rd of August at approximately 20:40hrs 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 investigate a possible water related incident on the Avonmore river outside Laragh.

Both teams were put on ‘Standby’ while initial local investigations were carried out to establish what action if any might be required. The river was in spate so Swiftwater Operators & Technicians were also tasked for the call. Thankfully, rescuers were able to verify that it was just debris in the water and the teams were stood down shortly after 21.30hrs.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

 

Call Out 44: Devils Glen Assist 22/08/15

On Saturday the 22nd of August at approximately 14.22hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochanna assist a HSE Ambulance crew. 

The  Ambulance crew were responding to a call help a man who had become unwell while out for a walk in the Devils Glen. Mountain Rescue were placed  on stand by at the scene in case there would be a need to stretcher him out. Only when the man had been safely assisted to the Ambulance was Mountain Rescue stood down.
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

R759 Incident 15/08/15

Shortly after the call out to the Cloghoge river was over at approximately 16.15hrs  members of Mountain Rescue came across an injured cyclist who had come off his bicycle while travelling on the R759 with a group of friends. MR medics treated him on scene and called for a HSE ambulance. Once the ambulance arrived he was transported to hospital for definitive care. 

Call Out 42 Cloghoge Rescue 15/08/15

On Saturday the 15th of August at approximately 15.25hrs 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 hill walker who had been injured while out with friends

The group had descended from Luggala Mountain and were crossing the Cloghoge Brook when the man fell and suffered a lower leg injury. At this point the group called for help. Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was also tasked. Two members of MR were airlifted onto 116 and along with the winchman were lowered to the scene. Once the injured hillwalker was treated he was airlifted onto the helicopter with MR personnel remaining on the ground to secure the highline. Rescue 116  then transported him to hospital for definitive care. 
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: HSE Ambulance Service, Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Siochanna 

Call Out 41: Lugnaquilla Search 09/08/15

On Sunday the 9th of August at about 20:20 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 two men who had become lost while descending Lugnaquilla.

 

The pair had ascended from the Glenmalure side but got disorientated in bad visibility on the descent and called for help. Despite the time both teams had a strong response but as communications were intermittent it was difficult to establish the location of the two hillwalkers. Hill parties were sent out in several areas looking for the two men. Luckily they managed to follow a track and were met on the road by a passing MR vehicle near Aughavanagh and brought to safety.

 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.

Call Out 40 Glenealo Incident 01/08/15

Both Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were  tasked by the HSE at 16.09hrs to come to the assistance of a woman in distress, also near the Glenealo bridge. A team made it’s way to this point but could not locate the lady. Gardai then received a call to let them know that the woman had safely made her way down off the hill. The operation was stood down. 
 
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved:

Call Out 39 Glenealo Rescue 01/08/15

On Saturday the 1st of August at approx 15.50hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the HSE to come to the assistance of a young woman who had suffered a lower leg injury near the Glenealo Bridge. The young woman, a French National who was on holidays with her family was treated on scene by both MR medics and members of the Order of Malta who were in the area. Once treated she was stretchered down to a waiting HSE Ambulance which transported her to hospital for further care. 

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The HSE Ambulance Service, Order of Malta and the National Park and Wildlife Service.