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.