Mountain Rescue respond to multiple callouts this week

The Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team responded to multiple callouts this week, including to a man who sustained a broken ankle.

On Sunday the team along with Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to a report of an injured person with a broken ankle in the vicinity of the Miners Village.

First MR personnel on arrival at the Miners Village proceeded towards the zig zags and found the casualty and group, approximately two hundred metres West of the Miners Village.

The casualty was assessed and treated on scene by MR personnel, before being evacuated by stretcher down to the Miners Village. On arrival at the Miners village the patient was handed over to the National Ambulance.

Both teams were then called to an incident at Glen Cullen in Co Dublin on Monday, June 20.

The teams were then tasked by the National Ambulance Service to a report of an injured person in the vicinity of the Loop Trail in Jenkinstown, County Louth.

Due to the nature and difficult access to the 53-year-old patient, Mountain Rescue crag specialist unit were requested as part of the inter agency tasking which also included the National Ambulance Service, County Louth Fire & Rescue Service and Coastguard who made the air lift and transported the patient to definitive care.

In another callout yesterday, both teams responded to a report of an injured person in the vicinity of the Glenealo Valley.

Two Dutch female hikers were out walking when one of them lost her footing and sustained an ankle injury. Mountain Rescue personnel made their way to the casualty location and after assessment she was splinted and evacuated down to a Mountain Rescue response vehicle and transported to hospital.

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