SEMRA rescue stricken hillwalker from the Galtees in six-hour operation



Just after 2pm on Saturday afternoon (Feb 22nd) South Eastern Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Siochana to aid an injured walker in the North Western end of the Galtee Mountains.

The lady had been out walking with a group when she fell and sustained a lower leg injury. The team established a temporary base in Angelsborough village and parties were deployed onto the hill from this location. Weather conditions were terrible with high winds and low visibility. SEMRA sought assistance from Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team as the casualty

required a stretcher carry from the hill. After an operation that spanned six hours all rescue teams and the injured party were safely off the hill. The casualty was transferred to a waiting HSE Ambulance and taken directly to hospital. If you find yourself in difficulty in the mountains please call emergency our numbers 999/112.


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