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 – 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, 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, 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 – 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.
A VERY BUSY DAY FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE
Sunday 10th June was a beautiful day in the hills and a very busy day for the Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams.
At 12:30hrs the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a teenager stuck on the cliffs at the side of Powerscourt Waterfall.
While out exploring the boy had become crag-fast and was unable to move up or down. Mountain Rescue (MR) Personnel located the boy using SARLOC technology and accessed his location from the top of the cliffs. Using a rope system to secure his safety they assisted the boy to the top of the steep ground from where he was walked returned to his parents waiting at the bottom. The incident was stood down at 15:30hrs. We would like to thank The Coast Guard crew of R116 and R117 who were on standby to assist if necessary.
An MR team member on her way to the Powerscourt callout came across a motorcyclist who had come off his bike after hitting a deer. The motorcyclist was assessed by the MR medic, treated for a suspected spinal, wrist and shoulder injury. He was packaged and transferred to HSE ambulance when it arrived. After assisting with the casualty and managing traffic hazards on the small and busy road MR team members headed on to the Callout in Powerscourt.
At 15:08 while this callout was ongoing a call came in from AGS for MR teams to standby to assist an ambulance crew to evacuate a casualty from Bray Head. MR personnel responded, but the casualty was successfully walked out and MR was not required.
At 17:10 AGS tasked the MR teams to assist a woman who had fallen and hurt her knee on the Spink in Glendalough. The exact location of the woman was determined using Sarloc Rescue technology. The woman’s injury was treated by a HSE advanced paramedic. She was stretchered from the mountain via the blue route to a waiting ambulance and transported to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 20:23.
At 18:25, while responding to the callout on the Spink, MR was tasked to another incident by AGS. Three people became crag-fast while traversing the boulder-field near the Miners’ Village. When the MR party arrived at the Miners’ Village they found that one of the party had descended safely, but the other two were still stuck. The MR party walked in and, using a rope system to secure the subjects, assisted them to the top of the boulder field. From there they were able to safely walk out and back to the car park. The incident was stood down at 20:23.
At 19:30 while en-route to the boulder-field callout MR team members came across a man seeking assistance to locate the rest of his party. They had become separated and he was concerned for their safety. MR personnel drove the forest tracks and located the missing party. They were escorted back to the upper lake car park, where the group was reunited. The incident was stood down at 20:23.
At 22:09hrs the teams were again tasked by AGS, this time for a male hillwalker in the Ballinastoe area who failed to return from his walk. Luckily for all it was quickly established that he was safe and well and on his way home and no further action was required. The incident was stood down at 22:28hrs
Mountain rescue would like to thank the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crews of Rescue 116 and Rescue 117 who were on standby, and the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance today.
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.