Two res­cued at Glen­dalough over weekend

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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