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.

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.