At 14:43hrs, Dublin / Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue were tasked by the National Ambulance Service to a report of a 55 year old female hiker who had fallen and could not continue on her hike.
The family who are on holiday from France took the popular white route this morning and as they made their approach to the downhill section towards the zig zags, the female in the group went over on her leg and after walking a short distance, she could no longer bear weight on it. NAS Paramedics arrived on scene first and treated the patient by splinting and immobilizing the injury, pain relief was also administered. Coastguard heli was also tasked, but Rescue 116 was unavailable so 117 was tasked from Waterford, unfortunately due to wind conditions it was unsafe to make a hi line winch. As more Mountain Rescue Personnel arrived on scene the patient was then packaged and stretchered down to the waiting ambulance and crew.
Team was stood down at 17:11hrs.
Duration of incident: 2 hours, 26 minutes.
Thank you to all the agencies involved.