On Christmas Day at about 13.45hrs both the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to come to the assistance of a lone Hill Walker who had become disorientated while descending Lugnaquilla.
The hiker raised the alarm via mobile phone once he was no longer sure of his position. Mountain Rescue personnel were able to narrow down his location from his description of his surroundings to an area near the North Prison. A joint search party of MR & Defence Forces personnel were then sent in to find him and reached his position at approx 16.45hrs. Thankfully only his pride was injured and he was guided back to safety from where he was able to make his own way home.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including the Irish Defence Forces.
A Happy & Safe Christmas to you all.
(Source, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue)