We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick following her tragic death in the line of duty. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Coastguard, Naval Service and volunteers as they continue their difficult search for the remaining crew of Rescue 116. ... See MoreSee Less
Rescue 116 - A tribute.
"Mourne MRT, Mourne MRT this is Rescue 116!"
On a mountainside tending to the needs of a casualty can be a lonely place. All too often we await that familiar comforting and reassuring radio call with anticipation. A load off our hands, a load off our minds, a casualty in a much better place.
Since 2002 we've developed a strong and unique relationship with Rescue 116, strengthened by the intensity of rescue where words are few and the casualty the focus. An invaluable service, providing hope, saving lives, bringing comfort.
But it's more than just a service, it's people; people who are all a part of our community. Consummate professionals, highly skilled, highly passionate, highly experienced. More often than not, we don't know who's on board, nor does it matter.
We were still reflecting on the success of a joint rescue only days prior as the news of this tragedy broke. Words failed us and still do. Our immediate thoughts and prayers were with, and remain with, the crew, their families, their colleagues.
Rescue 116, Dara, Mark, Paul & Ciaran, it was an absolute privilege to have known and worked with you.
You gave everything.
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It was with a heavy heart that The Team decided to withdraw from the Tramore St. Patrick's Day parade this year, as a show of respect for the crew members involved in the Rescue 116 tragedy this past week. The family's, friends and Colleagues of all involved in with R116 are in our thoughts at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team shared their photo.
by popular demand, SLMRT are adding an early birds walk this year for folks who wish to go up and down the mighty Ben in daylight - leaving at around 6pm , you'll be back infront of the telly by 9.30pm
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SEMRA Members were out doing a night walk on Thursday when Liam McCabe lost his phone. He went back at 2pm Firday to retrace the route and check the navigation stops for lost phone.
On the way up to Sugarloaf he got a call (mainly thanks to Pat Holland's efforts) to say his phone had been found by a group of walkers from the Bishopstown club (Brian, Vincent, paddy and ANO).
He headed down and drove to Mount Melleray and walked up to meet them.
They had a really enjoyable walk back and he was able to drive them back to Bay Lough car park.
A really nice ending with two lovely walks in the Knockmealdowns in two days.
Good people - Thank You!. ... See MoreSee Less