4 callouts over weekend for Mountain Rescue teams

One mission, 2 Teams, 3 Callouts, that was certainly the mantra for the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue members on Saturday last (20th July).

The morning kicked off at 11:22hrs when Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Síochána to a report of a Male mountain biker who came off his bike on the upper black route at Ballinastoe woods.

The male in his 40’s who had sustained a suspected arm fracture was brought down to a waiting Ambulance by Mountain Rescue response Vehicle. While this incident was being stood down, at 12:09 hrs the on scene personnel were tasked to assist in another incident involving another Mountain Biker which was stood down by 13:13 hrs.
As this one was close to the depot in Roundwood, Team members sorted out vehicles and equipment and had a well-deserved coffee.

At 15:07 Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to a report of a third incident, this time for a 60yr old female with a suspected lower leg fracture on Slieve Foy.
A Mountain Rescue response vehicle was quickly dispatched to the area where the Team Doctor and team medical personnel treated the patient and extracted her with the assistance of Greenore Coastguard Unit.

Team was stood down at 19:47 hrs
Duration of incident: 4 hours, 40 minutes.
Thank you to all agencies involved.

On Sunday the team were tasked by the National Ambulance Service to a report of a 72 yr old male who was out hiking with a group of walkers when she sustained an ankle/knee injury in the Fraughan Rock Glen.The casualty was assessed and treated on scene by MR personnel, before being evacuated by stretcher down to the National Ambulance Service.Team was stood down at 18:21 hrs.

Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary 999/112 emergency service that depends on donations from the public to help deliver a professional rescue service.

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