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CALL-OUT update: Friday, 7th August, 2020

Our volunteers were tasked by An Garda Síochána late on Friday night to respond to reports of lights spotted on Devils Mother in Connemara. The team scrambled a rapid response party to attend the scene to assess the situation. Liasing with local Gardaí, contact was established with a group of hillwalkers on the mountain who confirmed that they were not in need of assistance by the team. 

Our volunteers were stood down at 01:05 on Saturday morning and happily returned to their beds. Good result all round!

We wish to thank our colleagues in the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team for their support surrounding this incident.

#MountainRescue #Connemara #Galway

CALL-OUT update: Friday, 7th August, 2020

Our volunteers were tasked by An Garda Síochána late on Friday night to respond to reports of lights spotted on Devils Mother in Connemara. The team scrambled a rapid response party to attend the scene to assess the situation. Liasing with local Gardaí, contact was established with a group of hillwalkers on the mountain who confirmed that they were not in need of assistance by the team.

Our volunteers were stood down at 01:05 on Saturday morning and happily returned to their beds. Good result all round!

We wish to thank our colleagues in the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team for their support surrounding this incident.

#mountainrescue #connemara #galway
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CALLOUT: Caher, McGillycuddy's Reeks Saturday 8th August. KMRT were tasked to assist with an incident on Caher mountain on Saturday afternoon. A male paraglider in his 50's had dislocated his shoulder during a take-off manoeuvre close to the summit. A number of team members who were in the vicinity at the time assisted the R115 Coastguard helicopter crew with the safe evacuation of the casualty. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to KMRT 👍

Top work ladies and gents - Lucky to have such a high standard of professionals and volunteers available to assist when called upon!!

Well done folks

We were on the other side...Impressive work:)

Well done to all involved

Colin O'Neill was the paragliders!

Niall Cronin

Eva

Kevin Nolan

Dave Harris

Edward Walsh...reckon we need a winch 😬

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Call-out:

Team were tasked at 20:01hrs to help a female walker with a lower leg injury on Errigal mountain. Casualty was airlifted by Rescue 118 official, and the remainder of the casualtys group was walked off the mountain by DMRT.
Team was stood down at 23:02hrs.

Big thanks to the crew of Rescue 118 for their assistance.

If you want to make a donation to our team, you can do so here: https://www.idonate.ie/donegalmrt
Every little contribution helps!

Call-out:

Team were tasked at 20:01hrs to help a female walker with a lower leg injury on Errigal mountain. Casualty was airlifted by Rescue 118 official, and the remainder of the casualty's group was walked off the mountain by DMRT.
Team was stood down at 23:02hrs.

Big thanks to the crew of Rescue 118 for their assistance.

If you want to make a donation to our team, you can do so here: www.idonate.ie/donegalmrt
Every little contribution helps!
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Well done yet again to the team. This is such a regular occurrence on one particular mountain - isn't it time a sign at the car park was put up advising people to be better prepared? It would cost a fraction of the cost of helicopter rescue. An improved path would also help but the Donegal council has been dragging it's heels on that.

Such FANTASTIC, VOLUNTEERS, 👍 We all need you, Thank you, each and everyone of you, YOU ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE'S LIFE, XXX 👍

Tá sibh ar fheabhas

Maith sibh ann!!

Maith sibh

Maith sibh 👏

Doug Jules

Great work guys

Well done on a Saturday chill out time 👍🏽 stay safe 🙏🏼 from an X MR team member 🙏🏼

Roisín Ferry, Aodán Ó Gallchóir

Well done all

Well done

Well done

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We could all use a little good news, and we got some great news this morning. Search-dog Grace, and her handler, Philip, became the first qualified mountain-rescue, trail-scenting, search-dog-and-handler team in Ireland.

Grace and Philip have been working together since April 2019, and have been training with UK-K9 Training for Excellence for the past year. David Jones, head instructor for the National Association of Specialist Dog Users (NASDU), assessed Grace and Philip this weekend. The assessment featured a number of trails, including a mile-long, one-hour-old trail with different surfaces and changes of direction.

Trail-scenting dogs are an excellent asset in the search for missing people. They use a scent article (a piece of clothing, for example) from the missing person and follow the trail left by that individual. The dogs are trained to pursue only the scent of the missing person, while ignoring other people/scents in the area. 

Congratulations to Grace and Philip. Theyve put in a lot of work, and we wish them a long and successful career together.

We could all use a little good news, and we got some great news this morning. Search-dog Grace, and her handler, Philip, became the first qualified mountain-rescue, trail-scenting, search-dog-and-handler team in Ireland.

Grace and Philip have been working together since April 2019, and have been training with UK-K9 Training for Excellence for the past year. David Jones, head instructor for the National Association of Specialist Dog Users (NASDU), assessed Grace and Philip this weekend. The assessment featured a number of trails, including a mile-long, one-hour-old trail with different surfaces and changes of direction.

Trail-scenting dogs are an excellent asset in the search for missing people. They use a scent article (a piece of clothing, for example) from the missing person and follow the trail left by that individual. The dogs are trained to pursue only the scent of the missing person, while ignoring other people/scents in the area.

Congratulations to Grace and Philip. They've put in a lot of work, and we wish them a long and successful career together.
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Congratulations Philip and Grace what a massive achievement, I hope you both celebrate in style xx

Well done Philip and grace so proud of you you deserve to do great after all the hard work mom

Congratulations and thank you both for your service ♥️🙂

Great job Philip and Grace..well done...🐶🐶

I hope I never need you but congratulations to you both for obviously very hard work🥵

Congratulations Phil no better man for the job and Grace too, great team 🥳

Fantastic news for Grace & Philip.. well done!!🥳🥳🥳

Wow great news, Congrats Philip & All involved

Congratulations Philip super job, very rewarding work

congrats phil fair play some work must go into the dog

Huge congrats Philip and Grace such a vital asset to an already amazing team

Well deserved and overdue. Congrat Philip McRory and Gracie. A fantastic new asset for SAR in Ireland. Very proud of you both

Many congratulations to you both 👏👏

Congrats and well done 👍

Brilliant news congrats Philip McRory and grace

Congrats Grace and Philip!!!!

Congratulations and well done 👏👏👏

This makes me happy!! Congratulations and well done on the hard work!!!

Congratulations Philip and Grace , great achievement!! 👍👍👍

Fantastic, well done

Well done that’s amazing news

Fantastic news congratulations

Brilliant well done Mr x

Excellent work, never any doubt.

Well done, impressive!

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Callout 16 & 17: 6/08/2020

Locations: Croagh Patrick

Callout 16:
MMRT were tasked at 1418hrs by An Garda Síochána to assist a female casualty who had sustained a lower leg and head injury on the descent from the summit of Croagh Patrick.

MMRT tasked a first response and stretcher party to the location where they had made their own way down to, below the shoulder of the mountain, from the summit.  The team stretchered the casualty down to the MMRT base at the back of the mountain to a waiting HSE ambulance. The casualty was transferred to Mayo University Hospital for further treatment.

Callout 17:
While MMRT were treating the female casualty and preparing to evacuate the casualty by stretcher, the team received a further tasking by An Garda Siochana, to assist a male casualty on the cone section of Croagh Patrick, approximately 1km from the first casualty. The team immediately retasked the first response party to this location to assist. Bystanders were assisting on scene when the first response party arrived.

Rescue 118 official was also tasked to assist MMRT. Once the Coastguard heliocopter’s paramedic was on scene, R118 positioned further team members and equipment to the location from the base at the back of the mountain.

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased person. The team would like to thank R118 & the HSE for their assistance and would like to thank the bystanders who provided assistance before the first response team and paramedic from R118 arrived on scene. 

The team were stood down at 1900hrs.

Callout 16 & 17: 6/08/2020

Locations: Croagh Patrick

Callout 16:
MMRT were tasked at 1418hrs by An Garda Síochána to assist a female casualty who had sustained a lower leg and head injury on the descent from the summit of Croagh Patrick.

MMRT tasked a first response and stretcher party to the location where they had made their own way down to, below the shoulder of the mountain, from the summit. The team stretchered the casualty down to the MMRT base at the back of the mountain to a waiting HSE ambulance. The casualty was transferred to Mayo University Hospital for further treatment.

Callout 17:
While MMRT were treating the female casualty and preparing to evacuate the casualty by stretcher, the team received a further tasking by An Garda Siochana, to assist a male casualty on the cone section of Croagh Patrick, approximately 1km from the first casualty. The team immediately retasked the first response party to this location to assist. Bystanders were assisting on scene when the first response party arrived.

Rescue 118 official was also tasked to assist MMRT. Once the Coastguard heliocopter’s paramedic was on scene, R118 positioned further team members and equipment to the location from the base at the back of the mountain.

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased person. The team would like to thank R118 & the HSE for their assistance and would like to thank the bystanders who provided assistance before the first response team and paramedic from R118 arrived on scene.

The team were stood down at 1900hrs.
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Well done to All the rescue teams and helicopter crews 👍 it's not always a happy outcome 👍🙏💚stay safe a lot of people climbing the reek, not realising the danger's that goes with it 👍 well done to you All 👍☘️☘️ 👍🇮🇪

Sounds like a tough day out. Well done team. Deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased.

RIP. Sad news. Very well done to all the services who watch our backs everyday.

Well done guys. Very dangerous climb at the best of times. R.I.P to the deceased

Well done guys, you do such a great job. Very sad news.

Sad news. Sympathies to the family of the deceased. Thank you to all at MMRT & team of R118

Sad news, must be exceptionally hard to deal with cases like this. Respect to all the teams involved.

The Reek should have remained closed for the year after all the rain we've had. 1st time climbers have no idea of the difficulties of the mountain. Shut it down now

My God - so sad. Well done to the MMRT and all involved in caring for the poor people.

Condolences to the family! Well done MMRT and all involved, thank you for all you do!

Great job guys, R.I.P to the deceaseds family .🙏

Well done as always to MMRT and AGS

Extremely sad news, thank you for all you guys do!

Great 👍 people

Great people

So sad...hard on the rescuers too. RIP

Rescuers don’t enough praise 👏🏽🙏🏽❤️

Well done guys ❤

Ger Nash

Time for people to start climbing Neiphin instead

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Callouts 09/08/20: At 1930hrs, the team received a call from family members of a walker concerned for her safety. 
The individual was walking and camping in the Mournes, was well equipped and had planned and prepared comprehensively, but family members became concerned by an uncharacteristically long break in communication. 
The team put together a search plan and the individual was located, safe and well, camping where she had intended to. 
Having satisfied all concerned that all was well, the team were able to return to base. Thanks to Local PSNI, PSNI Air support and SARDA IN for their assistance with the incident. 
While preparing a search plan for this incident, a second request came in to assist a child who had become exhausted and dehydrated while descending Slieve Donard and couldnt continue. A team member was able to take a vehicle to bring the stricken child down the final part of the descent to safety.
In total 14 members responded and the team stood down at 0300hrs.

Callouts 09/08/20: At 1930hrs, the team received a call from family members of a walker concerned for her safety.
The individual was walking and camping in the Mournes, was well equipped and had planned and prepared comprehensively, but family members became concerned by an uncharacteristically long break in communication.
The team put together a search plan and the individual was located, safe and well, camping where she had intended to.
Having satisfied all concerned that all was well, the team were able to return to base. Thanks to Local PSNI, PSNI Air support and SARDA IN for their assistance with the incident.
While preparing a search plan for this incident, a second request came in to assist a child who had become exhausted and dehydrated while descending Slieve Donard and couldn't continue. A team member was able to take a vehicle to bring the stricken child down the final part of the descent to safety.
In total 14 members responded and the team stood down at 0300hrs.
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Well done all and the walker who followed all the rules and Left phone number with family and family who were right to check and make sure better safe than sorry and the young child well done to All the rescuers for safe return 👍👍☘️

Well done , the mountains are overloaded with people ill prepared it’s making your jobs harder . A TV high lite may be needed just like the wild camping Idiots who litter the mountain got a big spot . I’m not judging but seriously the amount of people in Sunday best walking yesterday , next to crazy 🍷

Hope the girl wasn’t too embarrassed by her family!😄 well done everyone.

An outstanding team you are in every way, our community is so fortunate that your dedication to people’s safety is unending ⛰

Great work folks!! Better safe than sorry.

Had similar happen to me +20odd years ago before everyone had a mobile... DofE group I was supervising, safe and camped responsibly. Team turned out late one night up as parent at home had phoned them, claimed their child was in the hills and hadn’t phoned today. Parent didn’t mention they were part of an organised DofE group. 🤔🤔🤔

Great everyone is OK. Thank you so much to the rescue team for all you do,your all amazing.

Well done once again on the amazing work you do! Awesome work 🙂

Fantastic yet again guys, amazing work especially when you are all volunteers 👍👍

We r so lucky to have the mourne mountain rescue team ,all super heroes don't wear capes some wear red coats,well done again

Great work from everyone 👍

Well done to all involved

Awesome work 🙏

Great work guys. 💪

Super work as usual everyone

Brilliant teamwork again 👏👏

Very well done again

Well done guys 👍😃

Fantastic job. 👍🏼

A fantastic job you guys do!

Great work 👍

Well done to all..

Great work

Well done team

Wonderful work!

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How about the powers to be look at the plans from 30/40years ago to build a centre and car park in the Sally Gap area so that people can go to the area park safely allow the mountain rescue get on with the brilliant voluntary work that they do and visitors can enjoy the their time in the area

Disgraceful and thoughtless parking. But more parking is the long term solution. The field opposite Pier Gates might work.

Djouce entrance from.sally gap, Eoghan O'Dwyer,..... I've seen that place before on weekends double parking, even seen.people arguing been blocked in etc Sally gap not even.passable at times, I stay clear of that area at weekends, so peaceful mid week or mid week evenings ..

Yes this kind of parking is absolutely wrong, but shouldn't the conversation consider adequate parking facilities nearby to avoid this in future. Don't get angry at idiots for being idiots!

Hearty fines and tow away cars etc . It's actually a matter of life or death

Tough fines needed..

We have seen this many times No consideration for anyone but themselves

Tow them all away then give them a nice fine when there collecting there car

Blow up the cars if they’re impeding possible life saving?

Every week selfish shits park like this

Clamp them and fine 500.00

Jessica Madden

No thought process just me Fein ism

Dickheads! 🤦🏼‍♂️

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**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.XzAzM7jxMO8.whatsapp

Other agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117

**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.Xz...

Other agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117
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Well done everyone and every dog. Thank you.

Well done to all the search teams involved

Well done to everyone involved. 🤩🤩🐕🐕

Good evening to the mountain rescue I hope you're all ok hope you're enjoying your rescue I wish I can't wait to I come there all this outbreak it's over so I can do some training with you on the mountain rescue team hope you're ok give my love to everyone on the rescue and I hope this covid-19 virus goes away soon so I can come and do training with you goodbye

Well done all

Great job everyone!!! 👍

Well done folks.....

Great effort guys/girls

Clearly, Such a valuable service.

Well done to you all 👏👏👏

Fair play to you all 👏

Well done 👍🏻

❤🐾❤🐾❤

Thank you all keep safe

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CALLOUTS!!
SLMRT had a busy day today.
First Callout was to an individual crag fast at the D&G cave. SLMRT members walked up and started guiding him down. At the same time SLMRT received a second callout for a casualty on Benbulben with a lower leg injury. A hasty team was dispatched to the second callout along with paramedics from the HSE. The  Casualty was then transported by the Dublin-based Rescue 116 helicopter to Sligo regional hospital.  We wish the casualty a speedy recovery. We would like to thank our colleagues in Donegal Mountain Rescue Team Rescue 116 Dublin SAR and the Ambulance crew for their assistance today.

CALLOUTS!!
SLMRT had a busy day today.
First Callout was to an individual crag fast at the D&G cave. SLMRT members walked up and started guiding him down. At the same time SLMRT received a second callout for a casualty on Benbulben with a lower leg injury. A hasty team was dispatched to the second callout along with paramedics from the HSE. The Casualty was then transported by the Dublin-based Rescue 116 helicopter to Sligo regional hospital. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery. We would like to thank our colleagues in Donegal Mountain Rescue Team Rescue 116 Dublin SAR and the Ambulance crew for their assistance today.
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Well done, I've seen people telling visitors it's an easy climb.....

Many thanks today lads for your assistance, ye are a fantastic team and a real asset to the area. Well done and keep up the good work!

Well done everyone, thank God there are people like Ye giving your time for people in distress. Great results.

Great work by all the volunteers!

Thk u so much to everyone for all your amazing help & kindness on Benbulben.

Well done folks.

Excellent work

Well done all.

Well done guys...stay safe 👍

Well done SLMRT. A very professional team.

Well done everyone.. 👍

Great work everyone!!

Well done 👍☺️

Well done guys

Fantastic

Jim Connolly!

Well done

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SEMRA received a call from AGS Tramore at 02:40 this morning to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area.  Full team call out was issued.  By 04:30 there were three Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) dog teams as well as SEMRA members searching the area. SEMRA and SARDA members continued to join the search as the morning progressed.  At 05:45 Tramore Coast Guard Unit joined the search & were followed by Rescue 117 at 06:30.  Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am, a very happy outcome for all involved.

SEMRA received a call from AGS Tramore at 02:40 this morning to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area. Full team call out was issued. By 04:30 there were three Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) dog teams as well as SEMRA members searching the area. SEMRA and SARDA members continued to join the search as the morning progressed. At 05:45 Tramore Coast Guard Unit joined the search & were followed by Rescue 117 at 06:30. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am, a very happy outcome for all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done all and thankfully a good outcome, thank you to all our rescue volunteers ❤️

Well done everyone involved. Thankfully a happy outcome. 👏👏

Thankfully a successful outcome. Well done to all the rescue teams that took part. Great service as usual

Well done to all for the fantastic work you all do thank god a good outcome for all 👏👏

Well done all involved you do fantastic work.

Great work. Well done 👍

Well done all.

Well done great outcome.

Well done to all..good result

Brilliant work and good news

Well done all 🤟☘️

Well done to all involved

Well done to all the team

Ye do amazing work xx

Brilliant

Well done

Eanna Turner

Well done to you all 👏👏

Well done all

Niamh Murray

Well done to all.

Well done all. Great team effort

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