Callout 78, Great Sugarloaf, 09/09/2018
At 14:22hrs on Sunday 9th September 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 on the Great Sugar Loaf in Wicklow.
“The walker sustained an arm injury after falling on steep ground near the summit of the hill. Due to the nature of the injury and the ground they were on her friends called 999 for assistance. Mountain Rescue (MR) confirmed the location of the group using sarloc technology and MR personnel were dispatched. MR personnel assessed and stabilised the walker’s injuries. The walker was then airlifted to the bottom of the hill by Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 and stretchered a short distance to an ambulance.
The incident was stood down at 15:27hrs
We would like to thank the Irish Coast Guard and HSE ambulance service 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.