St. Patrick’s Day 2013 was an eventful one for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association.
Members were out in force taking part in the Parade in Clonmel Town, County Tipperary. All 3 team vehicles assisted by team members took part in festivities. As the parade wound its way through the streets of Clonmel a familiar sound was heard as team members phones sprung into action alerting them to an incident in the Comeragh Mountains.
Two Ladies who had been out walking in the vicinity of Coumshingaun Lake had gotten into difficulty. One lady fell and sustained a lower leg injury. They immediately contacted Emergency Services and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members rapidly made their way to the site of the incident.
An Incident Base was established in Kilclooney Woods which lies in the direction of the Lemybrien - Carrick on Suir Road. Once located and assessed assistance was sought from MRCC and Rescue 117 was tasked to the scene. The lady with the lower leg injury was airlifted to Waterford Regional Hospital for further treatment. The other walker was assisted off the hill by SEMRA members.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.