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simon3
2011-05-14 06:57:33
Man rescued from the Spinc
Today Friday 13th May a 65-year old man was stretchered from the Lugduff Spinc mountain trail. At about 12.30pm he sustained a lower leg injury and had to seek assistance to return to the valley. Both Mountan Rescue Teams in Wicklow attended the scene and helped in carrying the hillwalker approximately 2km down a very rough mountain trail.

The weather was unsuitable for a heli-evacuation with blustery winds, rain, hail and poor visibility at times. Members of the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mt Rescue Team and the Dublin/Wickow Mt Rescue Team carried the injured man for 2 hours to reach the ambulance.

Interestingly the man used his phone to take a photo of his GPS (Global Positioning System) screen to send his location coordinates via text to the Rescue Services.
This is the first time that someone has used this particular method to alert us of their location.

Wicklow's Rescue services would like to thank all those who assisted in the rescue, including members of the National Park, the Eastern Health Board ambulance service, and some passing hillwalkers who provided spare clothing to the injured party.

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

Paul Gilbert
Public Relations Officer
Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
087 6222481
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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 3 hours ago.
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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 5 hours ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

  
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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 5 hours ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

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Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 5 hours ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...

  
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Bunsen7 6 hours ago.
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bogtrotter 6 hours ago.
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simon3 12 hours ago.
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Cashloura: An enjoyable walk for all ages
CaminoPat a day ago.
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Forum: General
An Sli
Slier159 a day ago.
Hello all,I am currently trying to organize a longs distance walk from Killarney to Derry city, using the existing National Waymarked Trails along the West coast. A 1,000km of Trail already exist ...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 3 days ago.
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 3 days ago.
View from the west.


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