Callout, Lugnaquilla, 02/06/18

Callout Lugnaquilla, 02/06/18
At 13:21hrs on Saturday 2nd June 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a hillwalker on Table Track experiencing chest pain.

While out hillwalking with his friends the man in his 50’s began feeling unwell and experiencing chest pain. He was initially attended to by a community first responder from the Glen of Imaal and then by an Army Advanced Paramedic who was training in the area. Due to low cloud cover at the causality site the Coastguard helicopter could not do a lift from that location. Mountain Rescue personnel assisted the man to the army all-terrain vehicle which then drove him down to Leitrum Cemetery Landing Zone, from where the Coastguard Helicopter transported him to hospital. The incident was stood down at 15:55hrs.
We would like to thank the Coastguard, Irish Defense Forces and Donard/Glen of Imaal Community First Responders for their assistance.

Callout: Moneystown, Wicklow 31/05/18

Callout Moneystown, Wicklow 31/05/18

At 20:09hrs on Thursday 31st May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an Ambulance crew attending to a mountain biker in Moneystown with suspected spinal injuries.
While out mountain biking the male cyclist came off his bike and sustained various injuries including suspected spinal injuries. Mountain Rescue personnel packaged and transported the man to the waiting ambulance from where he was taken to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 21:20hrs

 

Callouts, Glenmacnass and Lugnaquilla 27/05/18

Callout Glenmacnass, Wicklow 27/05/18
At 15:38hrs on Sunday 27th May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two lost walkers near Lough Ouler.

The two women, who were descending from Tonlagee, became disorientated in low cloud and called for assistance. MR personnel assisted them over the phone and they walked themselves safely back to their car. The incident was stood down at 16:33hrs

Callout Lugnaquilla, Wicklow 27/05/18
At 16:28hrs on on Sunday 27th May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist three lost walkers on Lugnaquilla.

The three women had set out from Baravore Car Park that morning to climb lugnaquilla. They made it safely to the summit but became disorientated in poor visibility when descending. They were located using SARLOC Technology and a hasty party was deployed on the hill. The group were quickly located, were uninjured and in good spirits. They were safely escorted back to their cars. The incident was stood down at 19:07hrs

Callout Rathdangan, Baltinglass, Wicklow 05/05/2018

At 07:30hrs on Saturday 05th May 2018 The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist them in the search for a missing mountain biker.

The man had gone for a cycle on forest tracks near Rathdangan on Friday evening and had failed to return. At 2am he was reported missing to AGS. They located his car in the morning, parked at a forestry entrance. The Glen of Imaal MRT, Dublin Wicklow MRT, South East MRT, Search and Rescue Dogs Association, and the Civil Defence were all tasked to assist in the search. Regretfully the search ended when the mans’ body was discovered in the late morning. The incident was stood down at 12:52hrs.

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 all agencies involved.

Callout Glendalough, Wicklow 27/04/2018

At 13:50hrs on Sunday 27th April 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a hill walker with a suspected wrist fracture.

While out walking with husband in the Glendalough area the woman fell and sustained a wrist injury. A Doctor who was also out walking came upon them and treated her injury and then assisted her down the zig-zags towards the minors village where the party was met by Mountain Rescue personnel. The woman was transported to the Glen Team Rescue Base from where she was transferred to HSE ambulance and taken to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 15:17hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

 

Weekend Callouts 07/04/18

Callout, Powerscourt, Co Wicklow 07/04/18
 
At 13:58 on Saturday, April 7th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to an incident near Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow.
 
The incident involved a female runner who fell and sustained a shoulder injury. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel accessed the incident site from Djouce Woods, and then assessed and treated the patient. Pain relief was administered and she was evacuated by stretcher to an MR vehicle, and then transported to a waiting ambulance.
 
We’d like to thank HSE National Ambulance Service for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 15:58hrs.
 
While this callout was ongoing two team members came across a hypothermic cyclist in Laragh, who was wet and shaking severely. They assisted in getting the cyclist warmed and waited with him until a friend came to give him a lift home.
 
Callout Bray Head, Wicklow 08/04/2018
 
At 13:13hrs on Sunday 8th April, 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 lost consciousness while walking up Bray Head.
 
MR (Mountain Rescue) personnel located the party using SARLOC and an MR medic was on the scene within 35minutes, shortly followed by two advanced paramedics (HSE & MR). The woman’s condition was assessed and it was decided to stretcher her down to the car park where she was transferred to a waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:12hrs.
 
We would like to thank the Greystones Coast Guard and HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance

Callout 64 & 65, Wicklow, 04/08/18

Callout 64
At 13:56hrs Saturday 4th August 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the National Ambulance Service who were on their way to an injured walker in Glendalough.
The teenage boy had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury on the popular spink walk above Glendalough. Mountain Rescue (MR) parties were dispatched to assist. The boys injuries were assessed by MR medics and he was packaged and stretchered down to the waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs.

Callout 65

The second callout came at 15:50hrs just as things were wrapping up on the first call. The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist an injured walker on White Hill.
The woman who had been walking with friends had sustained a suspected knee injury and was unable to continue walking. MR parties were dispatched to her location and after her injuries were assessed by the MR medic it was decided to stretcher her down to the road. There she was handed over to the HSE ambulance who transported her to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 17:53hrs

Callout 8: Croaghanmoira 04/02/2018

At 13:36hrs on Sunday 04th February, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with an upper leg injury.

While awaiting MR assistance, the man’s walking companions, along with a walking group from Tullow, kept him fed, wrapped up and warm. MR personnel located the party using SARLOC. The man in his 60’s was assessed by MR medics, packaged and stretchered to a waiting MR vehicle. He was transferred to HSE ambulance, which transported him to hospital. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.