At approximately noon on Sunday, January 15th, An Garda Síochána tasked Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team to assist a 38-year-old female hill walker. The woman sustained a fracture to her right ankle whilst walking in the Glenealo valley.
Mountain rescue (MR) personnel assessed the injured person, stabilised her injury, and administered pain medication. She was evacuated by stretcher down the zigzag Miner’s Path, in very wet conditions, to a waiting ambulance.
Mountain rescue would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) for their assistance.
Tasking Agency: Gardai
Callout Officer: G. Ward
Incident Date: 15-01-2017
Incident Time: 12:06hrs
Incident Type: Rescue
Incident Site Grid Ref: T070 964
Mobile Phone Used to Alert Emergency Services: Yes