Back-to-back callouts for Mountain Rescue

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A man in his 50s was airlifted from the Sugar Loaf Mountain shortly after 3.30pm on Sunday.

The man sustained an injury to his lower leg while walking and members of the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team responded to the incident.

HSE paramedics had already treated the man and mountain rescue assisted by packaging the casualty onto a mountain rescue stretcher for transport off the mountain.

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4×4 Landrovers searched the track system within Ballinastoe woods

The Coast Guard helicopter had been tasked by the HSE and Rescue 117 from Waterford responded to the incident and transferred the man to hospital for further treatment.

Later that day, at around 8pm, mountain rescue were tasked by An Garda Siochana to search for a mountain biker in the area of Ballinastoe.

The man, who was in his early 20s, was reported overdue by family members after setting off on the mountain bike tracks in Ballinastoe Woods.

Members of the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team responded to the incident. Inital search parties were made up of mountain rescue 4×4 landrovers searching the track system within the woods.

The overdue biker was located safe and well having become disorientated.

These were the tenth and eleventh incidents Mountain Rescue teams have been called out on this year.

 

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