Two rescued at Glendalough over weekend
MOUNTAIN RESCUE teams were also involved in other operations over the Easter weekend as two visitors to Glendalough required medical attention.
On Friday, both the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Team responded to an incident involving a nine-year-old child who sustained a lower leg injury while out walking.
Mountain Rescue medics treated the child's injuries before he was carried safely by stretcher off the mountain.
It was while dealing with the young victim that the rescue crews also received news that they also were needed in Lough Bray Lower after the collision involving the paragliders.
Then, on Bank Holiday Monday, the rescue teams were again called out to assit a female walker in her mid-50s, who suffered a knee injury while out walking with her husband on the boardwalk above the Glenealo River in Glendalough valley.
The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. and a rescue base was established in the Miners Village. Rescue personnel reached the woman and treated her injuries. She was also suffering from mild hypothermia.
The injured walker was placed on a stretcher and carried back to the rescue base, before being transported to hospital by ambulance.