Call Out 24: Sugarloaf Rescue

At 14:30 on Monday the 27th of March

An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the aid of an injured man in his twenties on the Sugarloaf near Bray.

The man had taken a fall while descending a steep scree slope on the western side of the mountain. He had sustained a hand injury and lacerations to his face and hip. Mountain Rescue (MR) personnel assessed the casualty on scene. Pain relieving medication was administered by an MR doctor and an advanced paramedic, including Penthrox . This is the first time in Ireland that any Mountain Rescue team has used this medication. His injuries were treated and the casualties was packaged and placed in a stretcher. Due to the steep slope and the instability of the scree underfoot the stretcher was belayed until the party reached the main track.

On reaching the ambulance at the roadside the casualty was handed over and taken to hospital. Mountain Rescue would like to thank the National Ambulance Service.

The incident was stood down at 16:50.

Call Out 23: Lugnaquilla Search 17/3/17

At 13:10hrs on Friday, March 17th, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team to search for two walkers who became disoriented while descending from the summit of Lugnaquilla in poor visibility. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel were deployed to search along the Little Slaney river while a wider search plan was established. The walkers were located alongside the river and escorted to safety. The incident was stood down at 15:26hrs.

Call Out 22: Arklow Search 16/3/17

On Thursday, March 16th,The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search of Glenart Woods, near Arklow. At 16:25hrs mountain rescue (MR) personnel joined An Garda Síochána, Civil Defence, and local volunteers to search for an elderly woman who was reported missing earlier in the day. The woman was located safe and well shortly before 18:00hrs and the incident was the stood down.

Our thanks to the local volunteers, An Garda Síochána, and Civil Defence for their assistance

Call Out 21: Trooperstown Hill Rescue 12/3/17

At 17:40 on Sunday 12th March 2017 An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to come to the assistance of a 43 year old male in the Trooperstown Hill area.

The man had sustained a shoulder injury while out running in the area. He was assessed at the scene by an Mountain Rescue(MR) medic. His injury was stabilised and painkillers were administered. He was then transferred to an MR Landrover and transported to a HSE ambulance where he was again assessed by a paramedic and taken to hospital. The incident was stood down at 18:50.

We would like to thank all agencies involved including: The National Ambulance Service.

Call Out 20: Maulin Rescue 12/3/17

At 11:25 on Sunday, March 12th An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue to assist a male hillwalker on Maulin. The man was walking with a friend when he sustained a lower leg injury. Mountain rescue personnel accessed the man’s location, and then assessed and treated his injury.
Due to the nature of the injury, a decision was made to request air support. As Rescue 116 was already assisting with an ongoing callout in Moneystown, Rescue 117 was tasked from Waterford. In the meantime, a stretcher evacuation commenced. Rescue 117 remained on standby until an MR doctor assessed the man’s injury and confirmed that an ambulance transfer to hospital was sufficient.

MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS), Wicklow Rapid Response, and Irish Coast Guard Rescue 117 for their assistance.

Call Out 19: Moneystown Rescue 12/3/17

At 11:20 on Sunday 12th March 2017 An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue team to come to the assistance of a young male mountain biker in the Moneystown area.

The young man had taken a fall from his bike in a wooded area and collided with a tree. He was assessed at the scene by an MR medic and a HSE paramedic. It was suspected that he had sustained a spinal injury; therefore the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter was tasked. The casualty was stretchered to a nearby field where the landing zone had been established. On arrival of Rescue 116 he was transferred to the helicopter and airlifted to hospital. The incident was stood down at 13:45.

We would like to thank all agencies involved including: The National Ambulance Service and The Irish Coast Guard.

Call Out 18: Derrybawn Rescue 5/3/17

At 12:06 on Sunday, March 5th An Garda Síochána tasked the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to assist a teenager who sustained a lower leg injury while walking with a scout group. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assessed and treated the scout’s injury, before a short stretcher evacuation to a waiting ambulance. MR would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 14:28

Call Outs 16 & 17: Glendasan Rescues 5/3/17

At 12:30 on Sunday, March 5th the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team received notification of an injured runner in the Lead Mines in Glendasan. The runner had sustained lower leg, shoulder, and facial injuries. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel, working with Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), assessed and treated the runner before an ambulance arrived and they were taken to hospital.

With callout 16 coming to a close, a member of the public reported that his wife had taken ill in the area. MR personnel assessed and treated the woman, before evacuating here by stretcher to an ambulance. The second incident was stood down at 14:40hrs.

MR would like to thank Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), who were training in the area, and the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.