Walkers suffer leg injuries
ON Saturday both of Wicklow’s mountain rescue teams were deployed to two separate incidents involving injured walkers.
At 1.56 p.m. Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by the National Ambulance Service to assist them in responding to an injured walker on the Spinc in Glendalough.
A teenage boy had fallen and sustained a lower leg injury while out walking.
His injuries were assessed by mountain rescue medics and he was packed and stretchered down to a waiting HSE ambulance. The incident was stood down at 4.08 p.m.
Just as mountain rescue members were finishing up treating the teenager, they received notice at 3.50 p.m. from the Gardaí of an injured walker on White Hill near Djouce Mountain.
The walker, who was with a group of friends, sustained a knee injury and was unable to continue. Rescue parties were dispatched to the group’s location, where the walker’s injuries were assessed and treated.
The patient was then packaged into a stretcher and carried to a waiting ambulance. The incident was stood down at 5.53 p.m.