Callout 80, 18/09/18, White Hill

At 14:35hrs on Tuesday, September 18th The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist the National Ambulance Service (NAS) with an incident on the Wicklow Way near Lough Tay.

Mountain Rescue (MR) assistance was requested to help a NAS crew to access and evacuate a walker on the Wicklow Way. An MR medic assisted a NAS advanced paramedic to treat the walker, who had sustained a head injury after a fall. The patient was then packaged into a stretcher by MR personnel and evacuated to a waiting ambulance.

The incident was stood down at 15:50hrs. We’d like to thank the NAS crew for their assistance.

Callout 55, Glendalough, 21/06/18

Callout, 21st June 2018 – Glendalough

At 22:22 on Thursday, June 21st, The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána (AGS) to assist with an incident in Glendalough.

Emergency services were alerted by a group, who were camping in the area, when one of their party fell and sustained a head injury. Mountain rescue (MR) personnel, assisted by Rescue 116, searched Glendalough and located the group above the Miner’s Village. The group were medically assessed, and the injured party was treated and packaged into a stretcher for evacuation. The patient was stretchered to a suitable helicopter landing zone. At first light, Rescue 116 returned and airlifted the patient, accompanied by an MR doctor, to hospital.

All personnel were safely off the hill at 05:40 and the incident was stood down. We’d like to thank Rescue 116, for the initial search, and the evacuation; the Irish Air Corps, who were on standby; the National Ambulance Service; and An Garda Síochána for their assistance.