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wicklore
2010-08-10 23:11:46
Lugnaquillia Rescue
Wicklow's Mountain Rescue Services, comprising of the Dublin & Wicklow
Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Teams, have just had a busy weekend with a total of 3 separate callouts to the Wicklow Mountains. One of the callouts to Lugnaquillia is of special interest.

At approx. 1am, Monday 9th August, the teams were asked by Gardaí to assist two people who had ascended Luganaquilla Mountain late in the evening to take photographs during the fading light. They had subsequently become disoriented on their descent and eventually strayed onto the Glen of Imaal Artillery Range which straddles one side of the mountain. The range was not in use but there is a high risk posed by unexploded ordnance lying on the ground. The rescue teams located the two people a short time later and guided them back to a nearby trail from where they were transported in a 4x4 vehicle to safety.
The rescue teams thanked all agencies who assisted during the
weekend including An Garda Siochana, The Irish Defence Forces and Wicklow
Mountains National Park staff. Thanks should also be extended to the mountain rescue teams who went out in the middle of the night to bring others to safety

When you link this story to a recent post on MountainViews by a member who got lost with her children on Lugnaquillia in poor weather you can see that the dangers of the hills are ever present.
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