Injured Mournes walker rescued

Injured Mournes walker rescued

7 April 2021

VOLUNTEERS from the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team went to the assistance of a walker who sustained a lower leg injury after falling at Round Seefin on Monday evening.

The alarm was raised shortly before 6pm with the volunteers assessing and treating the woman before carrying her by stretcher off the hill to a team vehicle for transport to the roadside where she was handed over to the Ambulance Service.

The Ambulance Service’s hazard area response team also responded to Monday evening’s incident and provided further care and treatment to the injured walker.

Twenty members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team who responded to the incident were stood down at 9.15pm.

Monday’s rescue operation came 24 hours after volunteers went back to school as part of their regular training programme.

Twenty two volunteers who provide the essential rescue service attended a training course held at Shimna Integrated College on Sunday morning where the focus was on basic response protocol.

The weekend session also included ongoing Covid-19 protocol, supported by personal protective equipment and sanitiser donated to the team by the Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race. 

Rescue team volunteers would like to thank everyone for their support on Sunday morning.