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.

Callout 54, Knocksink, 17/06/18

Callout – 17th June 2018 – Knocksink Wood

At 17:41 on Sunday, June 17th, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a family group in Knocksink Wood.

The group had become disoriented in forestry and were unable to find their way back to the car park. Using Sarloc Technology, the group’s location was established. Mountain rescue personnel were deployed who located the group and escorted them to safety. The incident was stood down at 18:53hrs.

 

Callouts: Wicklow, 10/06/18

A VERY BUSY DAY FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Sunday 10th June was a beautiful day in the hills and a very busy day for the Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams.

At 12:30hrs the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist a teenager stuck on the cliffs at the side of Powerscourt Waterfall.

While out exploring the boy had become crag-fast and was unable to move up or down. Mountain Rescue (MR) Personnel located the boy using SARLOC technology and accessed his location from the top of the cliffs. Using a rope system to secure his safety they assisted the boy to the top of the steep ground from where he was walked returned to his parents waiting at the bottom. The incident was stood down at 15:30hrs. We would like to thank The Coast Guard crew of R116 and R117 who were on standby to assist if necessary.

An MR team member on her way to the Powerscourt callout came across a motorcyclist who had come off his bike after hitting a deer. The motorcyclist was assessed by the MR medic, treated for a suspected spinal, wrist and shoulder injury. He was packaged and transferred to HSE ambulance when it arrived. After assisting with the casualty and managing traffic hazards on the small and busy road MR team members headed on to the Callout in Powerscourt.
At 15:08 while this callout was ongoing a call came in from AGS for MR teams to standby to assist an ambulance crew to evacuate a casualty from Bray Head. MR personnel responded, but the casualty was successfully walked out and MR was not required.

At 17:10 AGS tasked the MR teams to assist a woman who had fallen and hurt her knee on the Spink in Glendalough. The exact location of the woman was determined using Sarloc Rescue technology. The woman’s injury was treated by a HSE advanced paramedic. She was stretchered from the mountain via the blue route to a waiting ambulance and transported to hospital for further care. The incident was stood down at 20:23.

At 18:25, while responding to the callout on the Spink, MR was tasked to another incident by AGS. Three people became crag-fast while traversing the boulder-field near the Miners’ Village. When the MR party arrived at the Miners’ Village they found that one of the party had descended safely, but the other two were still stuck. The MR party walked in and, using a rope system to secure the subjects, assisted them to the top of the boulder field. From there they were able to safely walk out and back to the car park. The incident was stood down at 20:23.

At 19:30 while en-route to the boulder-field callout MR team members came across a man seeking assistance to locate the rest of his party. They had become separated and he was concerned for their safety. MR personnel drove the forest tracks and located the missing party. They were escorted back to the upper lake car park, where the group was reunited. The incident was stood down at 20:23.

At 22:09hrs the teams were again tasked by AGS, this time for a male hillwalker in the Ballinastoe area who failed to return from his walk. Luckily for all it was quickly established that he was safe and well and on his way home and no further action was required. The incident was stood down at 22:28hrs

Mountain rescue would like to thank the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crews of Rescue 116 and Rescue 117 who were on standby, and the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance today.

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 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.