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 62, Seefingan, 19/07/2018

At 20:41 on Thursday, July 19th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a man who experienced chest pain, while walking as part a group, on Seefingan.
 
Mountain rescue (MR) personnel responded, along with Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116. The walker was assessed and treated on scene by EMTs, a paramedic, and an advanced paramedic, all of whom are MR personnel. Rescue 116 was overhead, but following consultation between on-scene medics and a medical doctor, the decision was taken to evacuate the patient on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance for transport to hospital.
 
MR wish the patient a speedy recovery, and would like to express our gratitude to the crew of Rescue 116 and the National Ambulance Service.

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.

 

Callout 64 & 65, Wicklow, 04/08/18

Callout 64
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.

Callout 65

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 8: Croaghanmoira 04/02/2018

At 13:36hrs on Sunday 04th February, 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with an upper leg injury.

While awaiting MR assistance, the man’s walking companions, along with a walking group from Tullow, kept him fed, wrapped up and warm. MR personnel located the party using SARLOC. The man in his 60’s was assessed by MR medics, packaged and stretchered to a waiting MR vehicle. He was transferred to HSE ambulance, which transported him to hospital. The incident was stood down at 16:08hrs. We would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 7: Bray Head 28/01/2018

At 14:39 on Sunday, January 28th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by National Ambulance Service control to assist at an incident on Bray Head. The incident involved a man who fell from height while descending from Bray Head summit.

Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assisted at the scene, and then packaged the man into a stretcher and evacuated him to a waiting ambulance. MR would like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS) as well as Rescue 116, Greystones Coast Guard Unit and Wicklow Coast Guard Unit, who were also tasked, but were stood down en route.  The incident was stood down at 15:47.

 

Callout 6: Glendalough 27/01/2018

At 15:19hrs on Saturday 27th January 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an experienced hill walker with a suspected broken leg.

 

One of our team members was out walking in the Glendalough area when she came across a man descending to the miner’s village with difficulty. She assessed the man’s injury and called for additional back up. MR personnel from both teams easily walked in to the causality site, where the walkers leg was splinted. He was stretchered down to the miner’s village, where he was further assessed by an MR Doctor and transported to hospital for definitive care by his friend. The incident was stood down at 16:55hrs