Mayo Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to assist a female walker close to the summit on Croagh Patrick shortly before 3pm yesterday afternoon.

She had sustained a head injury and was feeling unwell, so the MMRT team leader also tasked R118. Meanwhile, a first response team of three were deployed on the hill.

Despite the mist on the cone, R118 managed to lower their winchman who assessed the casualty and lifted her quickly into the helicopter. Meanwhile, on the cone, the First Response Team returned to base. The rest of the team were stood down at 4:30pm.

A mere few minutes after standing down from their call out to Croagh Patrick, the team were tasked by AGS to assist two climbers who were lost on Mweelrea.

The team leader managed to contact the people, who were disoriented in dense fog, and unsure as to where to descend. They had wisely stopped moving and called for help.

A search plan was drawn up by the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader and a hasty response team deployed, followed by two more groups, prepared to search the mountain.

There was some urgency, as the party on the hill were getting extremely cold.

They were located by the team and after a medical assessment and rewarming and refueling, the two people managed to walk back down with the rescue team. The team were stood down at around 9:50pm with everyone safely off the mountain.


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