Callouts – 66,67,68, 12th August 2018

On Sunday, August 12th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked three times.
At 15:39hrs, the teams were tasked by An Garda Síochána to search for two female walkers who were lost on Montpelier Hill, near the Hellfire Club. Mountain rescue (MR) were alerted that one of them had a medical issue. The walkers were located using Sarloc Rescue and MR personnel responded to the location. Both walkers were assessed by MR medics before being accompanied to safety. The incident was stood down at 16:42hrs.

At 17:08hrs, the teams were tasked to search for a vulnerable missing person who had been missing for over an hour in Glendalough. A full-team callout was initiated, but the subject was located safe and well shortly afterwards. The incident was stood down at 17:20hrs.

At 22:12hrs, the teams were tasked again by the Gardaí to search for walkers who has became lost near Blessington. The walkers were located, again using Sarloc Rescue, and MR personnel were deployed. During subsequent communications, it was established that the walkers had successfully reoriented and MR assistance was no longer required. The incident was stood down at 23:05hrs.

MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service and An Garda Síochána for their assistance during the three incidents.

Callout 64 & 65, Glendalough/White Hill, 04/08/18

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.
 
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 63, Glendalough, 21/07/18

At 16:59hrs Saturday 21st July 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a walker who had fallen near Glendalough.

The woman in her twenties, who had been walking with friends, had slipped while crossing a river at the top of the Glenelo valley and suffered a suspected broken leg. The woman’s location was confirmed by SARLOC and Mountain Rescue (MR) parties were dispatched. MR medics assessed her injury after which she was packaged and stretchered down to the Minors Village from where she was transported to hospital by HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 20:09hrs.

Callout 57, Glendalough 07/07/18

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 56, Glendalough, 24/06/18

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 55, Glendalough, 21/06/18

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.

Callouts: Wicklow, 10/06/18

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 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.