Call-Out Report: Rescue - Mount Gable/Binn Shléibhe

At approximately 2:30pm on Sunday 22 April, 2013, Galway MRT responded to a request from Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station, Galwayto search for and evacuate an injured person from the Mount Gable/Binn Shléibhe area west of Clonbur, Co. Galway. Members of the team were already training near the area at the time and quickly responded to the call.

8 people were descending Mount Gable when one member of the group slipped and sustained a lower-leg injury. Two members of the group returned to the car park at the base of the hill and awaited the arrival of the First Response party to direct them to the casualty site. A French doctor who was walking in the area at the time provided assistance at the casualty site. The First Response Party made their way to the casualty site where they assessed and treated the casualty and a stretcher party carried the casualty back to the car-park. An ambulance crew from the HSE attended the scene and brought the casualty to hospital for futher medical attention. 

Galway MRT would like to thank all Team Members who responded to the call, the doctor on-scene and the HSE Ambulance Crew for their assistance. 

Call-Out Report: Assistance - Maamturks Challenge

Galway MRT provided assitance to nine walkers during the 2013 Maamturks Challenge Walk. The team assisted two groups of four walkers who had to descend from the hill in poor weather conditions in the early afternoon. The team also assessed and evacuated an injured walker who fell on descent to Mám Éan early that morning. 

GMRT would like to thank the NUIG Mountaineering Club and the Galway Radio Club for their assitance on the day. We would like to thank in particular, the checkpoint stewards who helped keep the 187 walk participants and club members safe and accounted for on the hill during the afternoon in high winds and very poor visibility. Congratulations to all walkers who participated!

Call-Out Report: Night Rescue - Tully Mountain

The team responded to a call from Clifden Gardaí to rescue a party of 3 who had become disorientated on Tully Mountain/Letter Hill. The party was located using the SARLOC search technology whereby their smart phone revealed their exact location. Search parties immediately identified the casualties’ location, assessed their condition and returned to roadside safely.

Galway MRT would like to reiterate the importance of seeking a weather forecast, and the ability to use a map and compass in an outdoor environment.

Galway MRT would like to thank the volunteers who responded to this callout.

Call-Out Report: Night Search - Binn Gabhar

The team responded to a call from Clifden Gardaí to investigate lights seen on the slopes of Binn Gabhar. A search revealed a mountain campsite with occupants safe and sound. The Team stood down and returned to base.

Galway MRT would like to thank the volunteers who responded to this callout.

Call-Out Report: Assistance - Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

Galway MRT responded to a request for assistance from Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in the search for a missing person. Galway MRT would like to thank Dublin-Wicklow MRT and the volunteers who responded to this callout.


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