SEMRA rescue injured walker in the Comeragh Mountains
On Wednesday night 20th June South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association responded to a callout from HSE Ambulance Control regarding an injured walker in The Comeragh Mountains. The casualty was in the area of Kilcloony Woods which lies in the direction of the Lemybrien - Carrick on suir road. 20 Mountain Rescue members attended the callout, where the injured party was attended to and prepared for evacuation. 9 members of Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue were also on standby. Conditions were wet under foot and the callout occurred in heavy rain and fading light. The Coastguard helicopter Rescue 117 from Waterford attended and transported the casualty to Waterford Regional Hospital for medical assistance.
Ray Bradfield , Team Leader with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association commented " Our callouts can happen at any time, so our team members are on call 24/7/365. Our volunteers are scattered over a large area as the area we cover spreads as widely as The Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns, Galtees and The Blackstairs. This means no matter where the callout occurs, our members can respond rapidly to all areas. We work closely with an Garda Siochana and The Coastguard and bring the highest standards to the casualties we attend."
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association is an emergency voluntary Search and Rescue team covering all the Mountains of the South East of Ireland and is funded mainly by donation and public generosity.