At approximately 12.15 on Sunday, November 30th both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a man who had collapsed near Fairy Castle in the Dublin Mountains.
Dublin Fire Brigade, who were also responding, sent a fire-tender and ambulance to Three Rock Mountain to provide care to the unconscious man and were soon assisted by Mountain Rescue personnel.
The man had been out walking when he had collapsed and was initially helped by those with him and by other walkers.
The Coast Guard helicopter was also tasked however due to poor visibility the casualty was evacuated by stretcher-carry to the waiting DFB ambulance for transport to hospital.
While returning from the first call out both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a man who had become disorientated while walking on Black Hill in West Wicklow at around 3.30pm.
One hill party approached from the main car-park north of Black Hill while another hill party approached from the west. Dense fog made navigation difficult for the man but regular phone contact was maintained until he was able to see the blue lights of an MR 4×4 after which he was escorted a short distance off the hill before being returned to his car.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.
(Source and pictures Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue)