Three students airlifted after hiking accidents
THREE teenage students had to be winched off a mountain yesterday after they sustained leg injuries in separate accidents.
They were among a group of 120 boys and girls from a Dublin school who were hiking in the Glendalough Valley, Co Wicklow, with a large group of teachers.
The three teenagers sustained lower leg injuries in separate accidents on the rough terrain approaching Glenealo Bridge at the back of the Glendalough valley.
One suffered a bad laceration to the leg, while the other two had injuries which suggested a broken or badly sprained ankle.
The injured students, one female and two male, were unable to continue by themselves.
The Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue team were called out at 12.30pm, reaching the scene soon after 1pm, when all three were evacuated.