Call-Out Report: Standby - Máméan Pilgrimage

Standby cover provided during the annual Máméan pilgrimage in Connemara, Co. Galway.

Call-Out Report: Reek Sunday

Galway MRT assisted on the annual Croagh Patrick pilgrimage. The team had one stretcher carry off of a young boy suffering from hypothermia and assisted numerous walkers off the mountain throughout the day.

Call-Out Report: Search and Rescue Operation - Mweelrea

Callout to assist Mayo MRT in a technical recovery of the body of a female who sustained a fall on Mweelrea. Body airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter.

Call-Out Report: Standby and Rescue on Croagh Patrick

The team were on standby on the Reek in support of a sponsored walk by ESB employees to raise money for their building project in Gambia. Later as the team were returning home following an uneventful day (and a nice dinner in Westport), Mayo MRT received a report of an injured walker and Galway MRT members returned to the Reek and assisted in the carry-off.

Call-Out Report: Rescue - Maamturks

Galway Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Saturday 11th April to assist a 61 years old woman who had suffered lower leg injuries on Corcóg Mountain in the Maamturks Range (Connemara, Co. Galway). She had been taking part in the annual Maamturks Walk when she suffered the injury in the early hours of the morning.  The weather conditions were fair but due to low cloud base the Shannon-based Coastguard Sikorsky helicopter could not lift the casualty directly and was placed on standby, subsequently flying to Galway Airport to await weather clearance.

Galway MRT sent a first-response party to the casualty's location and stabilised her condition. Additional team resources were then dispatched in order to evacuate her below the cloud base by stretcher. The team coordinated with the helicopter which departed Galway for the scene. The aircraft approached the landing zone and winched down a crew-member to prepare the woman for evacuation. She was airlifted directly to Galway University Hospital, where a waiting ambulance crew transported her to A&E for treatment.

Galway MRT wish to thank the Coastguard crew of Recue 115 for their expert assistance.


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