Walk­ers suf­fer leg in­juries

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

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.

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