Callouts 88-92 Nov/Dec 2018

LATEST CALLOUTS
Things are always busy coming up to christmas and with the moonlight Challenge thrown in for good measure sometimes our posts get delayed, luckily for those on the hill the rescues themselves were not delayed…

Callout 88 – 10th November 2018 – Glencullen Adventure Park
At 14:56 on Saturday, November 10th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a mountain biker in the Glencullen Adventure Park.

Mountain rescue (MR) assistance was requested when a mountain biker briefly lost consciousness after a fall and then experienced neck pain. MR personnel responded to the incident site and the biker was assessed by an MR doctor. The mountain biker was stretchered a short distance and transferred into an ambulance. The incident was stood down at 16:00. We’d like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 89 November 11th 2018, Glendalough

At 14:06hrs on Sunday 11th November 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a man in the Glendalough area.

Mountain rescue (MR) were tasked when a man bouldering in the Glenelo valley, above the upper lake at Glendlough, fell and sustained a suspected broken ankle. A paramedic out walking came upon the casualty and assisted until MR personnel arrived. The casualty was assessed by MR medics, packaged and stretchered across the river and to a waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 15:28hrs

Callout 90 – 1st December 2018 – Glen of the Downs
At 11:33 on Saturday, December 1st, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist at an incident in the Glen of the Downs.

Mountain rescue (MR) assistance was requested by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to assist with the evacuation of a patient who had suffered a seizure. MR responded to the scene to assist NAS personnel. Following assessment, it was decided to evacuate the patient on foot to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 12:29. We’d like to thank the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 91 – 2nd December 2018 – Ravensdale Forest
At 16:15 on Sunday, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist at an incident in Ravensdale Forest, Co Louth.

Mountain rescue (MR) assistance was requested when a conservation worker fell from a tree while inspecting feed boxes. Due to the location of the incident, it was decided to request assistance from Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The patient was assessed and treated by an MR advanced paramedic and then stretchered to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 19:58. We’d like to thank Mourne Mountain Rescue Team and the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.

Callout 92 – 4th December 2018 – Sally Gap
At 15:33 on Tuesday, December 4th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a walker near the Sally Gap.

Mountain rescue (MR) assistance was requested when a walker fell and sustained a lower leg injury. MR personnel responded and assisted National Ambulance Service (NAS) personnel at the scene. MR and NAS personnel stretchered the walker to a waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital. The incident was stood down at 18:02. We’d like to thank the NAS for their assistance.

Callouts 84-87, 20/10/18 Wicklow

In an exceptionally busy day, Saturday, October 20th, saw the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team tasked to four separate incidents in Dublin and Wicklow. Three taskings came from An Garda Síochána, and one from Ambulance Control. The four incidents, which were geographically diverse and simultaneous, stretched the teams’ resources but showed the value of inter-agency cooperation.

The first tasking came at 11:20 to assist a hillwalker who had collapsed in Fraughan Rock Glen while climbing Lugnaquilla. MR personnel responded to the incident site, and following assessment, accompanied the patient from the hill on foot. The incident was stood down at 13:43.

The second callout of the day came at 12:05 to assist the National Ambulance Service (NAS) with an incident in Ticknock. A NAS ambulance crew requested mountain rescue (MR) assistance when responding to an injured mountain biker. MR personnel responded to assist, with an MR doctor helping to treat the biker for a number of injuries. The patient was airlifted by Rescue 116 at 15:30 and the incident was stood down at 16:01.

The teams were tasked again at 12:12 to assist a climber in Glendalough. The climber, who fell approximately 30 metres, was assessed and treated by MR medics and airlifted by Rescue 116. The incident was stood down at 13:40.

The fourth callout, at 13:19, was a request to assist a paraglider who sustained multiple injuries on the Great Sugar Loaf. The paraglider was attended by MR personnel, working alongside Wicklow Rapid Response and the winchman from Rescue 117, before being airlifted to hospital. The incident was stood down at 15:04.

While days like this one are rare, they show how important cooperation between voluntary and statutory emergency services is.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: Kilmacanogue Community First Responders, who had a member first on scene on the Sugarloaf, Wicklow Rapid Response, Rescue 116, Rescue 117, National Ambulance Service, and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.

Callout: Moneystown, Wicklow 31/05/18

Callout Moneystown, Wicklow 31/05/18

At 20:09hrs on Thursday 31st May 2018, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist an Ambulance crew attending to a mountain biker in Moneystown with suspected spinal injuries.
While out mountain biking the male cyclist came off his bike and sustained various injuries including suspected spinal injuries. Mountain Rescue personnel packaged and transported the man to the waiting ambulance from where he was taken to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 21:20hrs

 

Callout Rathdangan, Baltinglass, Wicklow 05/05/2018

At 07:30hrs on Saturday 05th May 2018 The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist them in the search for a missing mountain biker.

The man had gone for a cycle on forest tracks near Rathdangan on Friday evening and had failed to return. At 2am he was reported missing to AGS. They located his car in the morning, parked at a forestry entrance. The Glen of Imaal MRT, Dublin Wicklow MRT, South East MRT, Search and Rescue Dogs Association, and the Civil Defence were all tasked to assist in the search. Regretfully the search ended when the mans’ body was discovered in the late morning. The incident was stood down at 12:52hrs.

The Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend
our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Mountain rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.