Helicopter Rescue from the Knockmealdowns

South East Mountain Rescue carried out a helicopter rescue on the Knockmealdown mountains on Sunday.
Just after 1.40pm on Sunday April 7th 2013 South Eastern Mountain Rescue responded to a call about an injured walker in the Knockmealdown Mountains. A male member of a walking group suffered a fall and sustained a lower leg injury.

Just after 1.40pm on Sunday April 7th 2013 South Eastern Mountain Rescue responded to a call about an injured walker in the Knockmealdown Mountains. A male member of a walking group suffered a fall and sustained a lower leg injury.

South Eastern Mountain Rescue issued a full team call out. Members made their way to the Baylough Car park where an incident base was established. Walking group members tended to the injured man until SEMRA members arrived at the incident site.

Rescue 117 was also deployed to the area. Weather conditions on the day made this a challenging rescue with severe winds , SEMRA members assisted the heli crew and the casualty was successfully airlifted from the hill and transferred 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.