South Eastern Mountain Rescue responded to a call in the Galty Mountains Sunday last Sunday (April 28).
A male walker suffered a fall descending the mountains near Lough Curra and sustained a lower leg injury.
South Eastern Mountain Rescue issued a full team call out. Members made their way to the Clydagh Bridge area of the Glen of Aherlow where an incident base was established. Team members were deployed onto the hill and once located, the casualty was assessed and prepared for transfer off the mountain. Rescue 117 and H,S,E Ambulance Crew were also on scene and aided by Semra winched the injured party from the hill. The casualty was taken by helicopter to Waterford Regional Hospital for further treatment. Should any walkers need our assistance on the mountains, please call 999 or 112 and ask for Mountain Rescue, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association is an emergency 24/ 7/ 365 , voluntary Search and Rescue team covering all the Mountains of the South East of Ireland and is funded mainly by donation and public generosity.
This year 2013 the Team also have a large fundraising project on the go. Our aim is to build a vehicle storage unit based in the South East.This however is a massive undertaking and means we require a large boost of income to facilitate our dreams.