Friday 23 August 2019

Mountain rescue teams come to the aid of walkers

Wicklow's Mountain Rescue teams were in two separate rescues as the month of June drew to a close and were quickly back in action once July arrived.

On Wednesday, June 26, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to come to the assistance of two walkers who became disorientated in poor visibility while hiking near Prince William's Seat.

The alarm was raised at 9.55 a.m.

The walkers made the correct decision to call Mountain Rescue, and were able to give a description of their location over the phone to Mountain Rescue personnel. Using the description, rescuers were quickly able to narrow down their possible location. A search party was sent in to locate the walkers and then escorted them to safety.

On Sunday, June 30, at 3,39 p.m., both Rescue Teas were tasked by the National Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a hillwalker who became ill near Killakee. After assessment, an ambulance crew were able to escort the patient from the hill. Mountain rescue personnel remained at the scene until the patient arrived at the ambulance.

On Wednesday, July 4, both rescue teams were contacted by the National Ambulance Service at 2.52 p.m. and made aware of a medical incident on the Spinc in Glendalough.

The patient was treated by a mountain rescue paramedic and advanced paramedic team, before being evacuated by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. The operation was stood down at 5.05 p.m.

Wicklow People