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simon3
2010-02-02 16:37:00
Mountain Rescue by Boat - a first?
A young man who was injured and in need of assistance successfully attracted the attention of mountain rescue personnel by using his torch to flash a signal for help. The Mountain Rescue members who happened to be out on a night hike in the Glendalough valley, recognised the distress signal and raised the alarm. Both the Glen of Imaal and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams responded to the request for help and quickly mobilised personnel to the scene.
As the Glendalough valley is effectively cut off from landslides and subsidence following recent snow and floods, rescue medics provided emergency first aid on site and then evacuated the injured party with the assistance of the National Park rescue boat.He was delivered safely to an awaiting HSA ambulance and transported to hospital.
The call for help was raised at 2200hrs on Monday 1st and by 2400hrs the young man was safely on route to hospital.

The Rescue teams acknowledge all who assisted;

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team
The Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
The Wicklow Mountains National Park Staff
The Gardaí
HSA

Ann Fitzpatrick (PR)
Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
086 3874147

Paul Gilbert (PRO)
Dublin & Wicklow MRT
087 9125835

Mountain Rescue is a registered charity

GOIMRT - Charity No. : CHY 3950
DWMRT - Charity No. : CHY 10148

Irish Mountain Rescue Association - Charity No.: CHY 10412


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conrad1179 8 hours ago.
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simon3 19 hours ago.
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magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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magicstep 3 days ago.
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
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