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simon3
2011-10-25 10:35:10
Death on the Liffey
The search for an off-duty member of the Garda Síochána was stood down today at 10.30am. Search units made a discovery near Ballyward bridge of the remains of the man. He lived locally and had fallen into the Liffey above Blessington while warning members of the public of the flood dangers in the area.

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team coordinated the search effort which involved a large number of organisations including the Blessington Lakes rescue service, Greystones Sub-aqua team, the Civil Defence, the Irish Coastguard, Defence Forces, Search and Rescue Dogs Association, Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and many local volunteers. Some local organisations such as the Avon Rí holiday village provided accommodtion for searchers overnight.

Conditions were made difficult due to the poor road conditions last night and the search, which had begun shortly after the man had fallen into the flooded river, was suspended at approx 1am and re-commenced at 6am.

We would like to thank all of those who attended or tried to attend (many were unable to reach Blessington last night due to the conditions), and we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the man who was acting selflessly and courageously at the time of the accident.

Hugh McLindon
Public Relations Officer
Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team
087 1798398

Brian O'Doherty
Public Relations Officer
Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
087 6222481
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Slieve Binnian: New developments
Mrswoodlands 8 hours ago.
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Bunsen7 a day ago.
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a week ago.
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David-Guenot 3 days ago.
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 5 days ago.
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