Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sky TV crew rescued from snowy mountain

Brendan Farrelly

Published 13/01/2010 | 05:00

A TELEVISION crew from Sky had to be rescued when their Sat Nav sent them through mountain passes and into a 4ft snow drift after an interview with author Sebastian Barry.

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The crew, three men and a woman, had just finished an interview with the award-winning writer at his home in south Wicklow on Monday night. The interview was for Sky Arts, 'The Book Show', which homes in on the "write place," to capture the working environments of authors.

It is understood the TV crew were heading for Enniskerry when their troubles began.

A spokesperson for the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the aid of the Sky crew, said: "Unfortunately the route chosen by the Sat Nav sent them on a picturesque tour of the back roads and mountain passes of south Wicklow."

They ended up stuck in deep snow and tried to dig themselves out but ended up alerting gardai about 5pm. The mountain rescue team was called in and within an hour had located the Sky crew. It took two hours to rescue them.

Irish Independent

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