Three moun­tain res­cues in one day

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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.

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