Callout 77 – 8th September 2018 – Glen of Imaal Artillery Range

At 19:53hrs on Saturday, September 8th, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two walkers on the Glen of Imaal Artillery Range.
 
The pair made the correct decision to call for assistance when they strayed onto the range while walking in the area. The walkers’ position was confirmed using Sarloc and they were advised to stay at their location. Mountain rescue and Defence Forces personnel walked to the incident site and accompanied the walkers to safety. We’d like to thank the Defence Forces for their assistance. The incident was stood down at 21:37hrs
 
The Glen of Imaal Artillery Range is an active military site; the area is hazardous even when live firing is not taking place. The range has two routes through it that are safe to use: Table Track and the route over Camara Hill. For safety, hillwalkers should only use these routes to cross the range.

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.

 

Callout, Lugnaquilla, 02/06/18

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.

Callouts, Glenmacnass and Lugnaquilla 27/05/18

Callout Glenmacnass, Wicklow 27/05/18
At 15:38hrs on Sunday 27th May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist two lost walkers near Lough Ouler.

The two women, who were descending from Tonlagee, became disorientated in low cloud and called for assistance. MR personnel assisted them over the phone and they walked themselves safely back to their car. The incident was stood down at 16:33hrs

Callout Lugnaquilla, Wicklow 27/05/18
At 16:28hrs on on Sunday 27th May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist three lost walkers on Lugnaquilla.

The three women had set out from Baravore Car Park that morning to climb lugnaquilla. They made it safely to the summit but became disorientated in poor visibility when descending. They were located using SARLOC Technology and a hasty party was deployed on the hill. The group were quickly located, were uninjured and in good spirits. They were safely escorted back to their cars. The incident was stood down at 19:07hrs

Callout 4: Lugnaquilla 14/01/2018

At 16:20hrs on Sunday 14th January 2018, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist 5 walkers in their 20’s who became disorientated while descending from Lugnaquilla in poor weather.

The group was located by an MR hill party, and one of the walkers, who had sustained a lower leg injury was assessed by MR medics. They descended via Art’s Lough and were picked up by MR vehicles and transported safely off the hill. The incident was stood down at 20:33hrs.