Three mountain rescues in one day
WICKLOW’S Mountain Rescue teams had a busy Tuesday on July 9 as they responded to three separate callouts, all occurring within the space of three and a half hours.
Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue teams were both tasked at 6.29 p.m. by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to assist them with a patient who had sustained a lower leg injury in Barnaslingan Wood on The Scalp. The patient was assessed at the scene and treated, before being evacuated by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
At 8.32 p.m. the teams were sent to assist two hillwalkers who became disorientated near Cruagh Wood in south Dublin. The pair were located using Sarloc Rescue and mountain rescue personnel were deployed to meet them and accompany the walkers back to their car.
AS the teams were returning to base, they received notice at 9.59 p.m. from a NAS crew over a patient who had sustained a dislocated shoulder. Mountain rescue advanced paramedics treated the patient and evacuated them to a waiting ambulance. The final callout was stood down at 10.42 p.m..
The two teams were also in action on Sunday, July 7, after the Gardai contacted them at 2.28 p.m. to raise the alarm over a walker who sustained a lower leg injury while walking with friends. The patient was located just off the main track which leads to Camaderry from Glendasan car park. They were assessed and evacuated by stretcher to the car park, where an ambulance was waiting for them.