Maumtrasna Oct 2016

Galway Mountain Rescue Team successfully rescued a hillwalker who became ill while walking on the Maumtrasna Mountains northwest of Clonbur, Co. Galway earlier this afternoon. The male hiker, a US citizen in his early twenties, was one of a group of six students on a day trip to the area. The group had reached the plateau and was close to the summit at an altitude of approximately 600m when the male hiker became ill. First aid was administered on the scene by other members of the party including a trainee member of Galway Mountain Rescue Team.
 
The team was alerted by Millstreet Gardai shortly before 3pm and tasked to respond. Team members were dispatched from Galway City and a first response team arrived on-scene at 6:30pm. The hiker had made a partial recovery and was able to descend the mountain with support from Mountain Rescue personnel. Additional personnel were held in reserve nearby in the event a stretcher evacuation became necessary. The hiker was evacuated from the mountain at 9:20pm and transported back to his accommodation, at which point the team stood down and returned to base.
 
Fifteen members of Galway Mountain Rescue Team were involved in the rescue operation and were supported by four members of Mayo Mountain Rescue. 
 

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