This year Gibbons loop proceeds are in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team. We are honoured to be nominated by the family to be the recipients this year of all funds raised.
The 3rd Gibbons loop walk in memory of the late John Gibbons is being held on Saturday 5th August 2017..
Register is by email and numbers are limited so book now for a great day on the hills.: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue are excited to announce the new venue for Run The Line 25th November 2017. The start and finish for Run The Line 2017 will be held at Glencullen Adventure Park formally, Glencullen Golf Course Glencullen Lodge, Ballybrack Rd, Glencullen, Dublin 18 goo.gl/maps/6vLmmoQtwyj This years early bird starts on the 7th of August at a bargain of €35 and rises to €45 on the 28th of August. It includes light refreshments and that highly sought after tee shirt. We will be running both 13k and 26k courses
A massive thanks to Newcastle Athletics Club and all those that supported their recent Hill & Dale race series that raised a fantastic £1100 for the team. We're privileged to be chosen yet again as a beneficiary from the series which has continued to grow in popularity and now sees record numbers participate in forest and mountain races. Pictured are club members presenting the cheque to team members Ian & Neville. Also pictured is a representative of the Mourne Heritage Trust who were the other beneficiaries this year. ... See MoreSee Less
We are currently looking for new members/volunteers to join our team. You will be trained in Mountain Skills, Cliff rescue techniques and First Aid (REC - Remote Emergency Care). You need to be over the age of 18, reasonably fit and be able to spare a few hrs of a weekend (Twice a Month) to train.
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SARDA dog team Pauliina Kauppila & Koiru were called out last night to assist Castletownbere Coast Guard team with a missing person search near Allihies, Beara Peninsula. They were stood down while en route to the location when the missing lady turned up safe and well. ... See MoreSee Less
North West Mountain Rescue Team shared Ballymena Runners's album — feeling happy.
Well done everyone. See you on Monday night at the 5K & 10K Run in Broughshane. If you haven' t registered Online yet, don't worry.....you can just come along on the night and register between 5.30pm and 6.30pm...and there will be a medal waiting for you at the end of the run! ... See MoreSee Less
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association added 2 new photos.
Full details of the two callouts to Coumshingaun area on Saturday.
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) were called by An Garda Síochána to an incident above Kilclooney Woods on Saturday the 15th of July at 11.40. The team initiated a full team call out to assist and injured male walker who was with a group making their way to Coumshingaun Lake. The walker had sustained a lower leg injury. Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117 were also tasked to the scene. The walker had sustained a lower leg injury. A number of scouts in the area helped to indentify the location of the incident to Rescue 117 when they arrived at the scene. Three SEMRA team members then arrived and managed the Hi Line for Rescue 117 as the injured walker was winched into the helicopter. He was transported to University Hospital Waterford.
Just after the helicopter had departed for University Hospital Waterford SEMRA received a second call from An Garda Síochána to another incident which occurred near the lower lake at Coumshingaun. This was just a few hundred meters from the first incident. SEMRA team members who had responded to the first incident made their way uphill and arrived at the second incident within a few minutes.
A male member of a scouting group had been injured after a relatively simple fall. He sustained lower leg injury and minor head injury. A female scout slipped and injured her back while going to the assistance of the first casualty. Subsequent to that another male scout tripped while walking away from the scene and sustained an arm injury. All casualties were assessed and treated by the SEMRA team doctor on scene. Rescue 117 returned and airlifted the female teenage scout to University Hospital Waterford. SEMRA evacuated the second casualty by stretcher off the mountain. The third injured scout was able to walk and SEMRA assisted him off the mountain.
The scouting group were very well equipped and had several adult leaders with the group. They managed each incident very competently before SEMRA members arrived, drawing on their scouting skills including first aid training. One of the scout leaders described it as “'a series of unfortunate events”.
We understand that two of the scouting casualties were quickly discharged from hospital and we wish the third casualty a speedy recovery.
Another walker who was on the hill on the day, in a separate group had fallen and received a head injury. His group stopped at our incident base and he was treated by the SEMRA team doctor. The operation concluded at 16.45.
Thanks to The Gardai, Rescue 117 and all the scouts for your cooperation. Hopefully we will see all the scouts back out enjoying the hills in the near future.
There is a very comprehensive report from 36th Waterford Tramore at: www.facebook.com/TramoreBayScoutGroup/posts/1512573918807745:0 ... See MoreSee Less