Moun­tain res­cue teams as­sist walk­ers in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW’S moun­tain res­cue teas were in­volved in two res­cues on Satur­day, Septem­ber 1 - one in­volv­ing a walker with a leg in­jury.

At 12.56 p.m. Dublin and Wick­low Moun­tain Res­cue Team and Glen of Imaal Moun­tain Res­cue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to as­sist a walker with a lower leg in­jury on Mont­pel­lier Hill, close to the Hell Fire Club. Moun­tain res­cue per­son­nel were de­ployed to the scene where they as­sessed the in­jury and then trans­ported the walker to a wait­ing am­bu­lance. The in­ci­dent was stood down at 1.51 p.m. Both res­cue teams were called back into ac­tion later that even­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing word at 7.36 p.m. of a walker in trou­ble on Lug­naquilla, Le­in­ster’s high­est peak.

A lone walker had be­come tired and dis­ori­en­tated while de­scend­ing from the sum­mit of Lug­naquilla. Moun­tain res­cue per­son­nel at­tempted to lo­cate the walker us­ing Sar­loc Res­cue but were un­suc­cess­ful. As light was fad­ing, teams were de­ployed to search ar­eas that had the high­est like­li­hood of suc­cess. Once lo­cated, moun­tain res­cue mem­bers ac­com­pa­nied the walker off the hill to safety. The in­ci­dent was stood down at 9.46 p.m.

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