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simon3
2009-12-25 13:31:51
Mountain Rescue is not Vehicle Rescue
The Gardai spent many hours in the early hours of Christmas morning attempting to get assistance to a couple stranded at the remote Featherbeds area of the Dublin/ Wicklow Mountains. Despite the numerous alerts on the radio and television, the couple went for a drive on Christmas Eve in the mountains; which last night experienced sub-zero temperatures. The driver found himself stranded when he managed to burn out the clutch on his car attempting to deal with the icy roads.
At 4:15am Gardai put a call out to the Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams. The Team Leader of the Glen of Imaal Rescue Team spent some time on the phone trying to get a recovery vehicle to go to the couple, as vehicle recovery is not the remit of Mountain Rescue Teams. When it became apparent that no-one was able to assist, 2 Mountain Rescue 4x4's were dispatched and Team members, who left their families on Christmas morning, recovered the couple and drove them to where they could get a taxi home.
Mountain Rescue remind motorists to listen to weather warnings and AA advice on the radio. Should assistance be required Mountain Rescue Teams will help stranded people but will not recover vehicles.
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Summit Comment
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IainT 13 hours ago.
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 16 hours ago.
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IainT 13 hours ago.
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wicklore a day ago.
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wicklore a day ago.
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IainT 13 hours ago.
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dmcdevitt 2 days ago.
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wicklore 2 days ago.
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 2 days ago.
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