Callouts 75 & 76 Saturday 01/01/18

Callout 75, Hellfire Club, Co Dublin 01/09/18

At 12:56hrs on Saturday 1st 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 Montpellier Hill at the Hellfire Club.

The woman had sustained a lower leg injury and MR personnel were deployed to assess her injury and transport to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 13:51hrs.

 

Callout 76, Lugnaquilla, Wicklow, 01/09/18

At 19:36hrs on Saturday 1st 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 Lugnaquilla.

The lone walker had become tired and disorientated on his descent from the summit of Lugnaquilla. Mountain Rescue (MR) attempted to locate him using sarloc technology but were unsuccessful. As the light was fading fast, MR personnel were deployed to do a hasty search of where we thought he was most likely to be. The search concluded quickly as the walker had a whistle and used it to attract attention. Once located, MR personnel accompanied the walker off the hill to safety. The incident was stood down at 21:46hrs.

 

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.