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Busy weekend of call-outs for South Eastern Mountain Rescue

Busy weekend of call-outs for South Eastern Mountain Rescue

Members of South Eastern Mountain Rescue had a busy weekend responding to call-outs in the region.

On Saturday morning a call was received just after half past nine concerning a fallen walker on the Knockmealdowns.

The walker had suffered a pelvic injury and head laceration.  A full team call out was issued before 10am.

Shortly after 12.30pm,  the casualty had been evacuated by stretcher to a Land Rover for transfer to a waiting ambulance at the trail head.

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Photos: Terry Brophy, Liam McCabe & Mark Leahy

The casualty was handed over to the National Ambulance Service and stand down issued with everyone safely off the hill.

After the team returned to base, they received a request from An Garda Siochana to assist with a lost walker just after 6.30pm near Mount Melleray. The walker was found safe and well as the team prepared to leave.

Meanwhile,  SEMRA responded to a call in the Blackstairs yesterday (Sunday) when a walker with a group fell and suffered a leg injury.

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Team members assisted until Rescue 117 arrived which transferred the walker to hospital.

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