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CALLOUTS 2010 – Present

2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Late in the day three Team members came across several poorly equipped walkers who were in difficulty attempting to descend the top of the Devil's Ladder in icy conditions. They were subsequently roped down to safer ground (note: this was one of a number of similar incidents dealt with by Team members over the holiday period).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Kilcummin, Alert
Killarney Gardai requested that the Team come to the assistance of a motorist who's vehicle had left the road in icy conditions. Prior to mobilisation of the Team word was received that assistance was no longer required.

Saturday, January 9, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Gardai contacted the Team after four climbers from two separate parties reported themselves in difficulty at the top of the Devil's Ladder in icy conditions. Neither party had ice axes or crampons and had apparently walked past notices advising climbers of the essential nature of this equipment in the prevailing conditions. One of the climbers had luckily avoided injury on a long slide on the descent from the summit. The Team climbed to the location in darkness and roped the climbers to safety.

Sunday, January 10, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Killarney Gardai were contacted by a concerned relative at approximately 19.00 after a family member, who was attending an outdoor course, had failed to make contact as arranged. The Team contacted the course provider and established that all was well.

Thursday, March 4, 2010. Hags Glen, Assistance
A report was received that a walker on Corrán Tuathail had suffered an ankle injury and was unable to continue. On making phone contact with the casualty it was established that he was at Árd na Locha. A small contingent of Team members made their way to the location and the casualty was evacuated from the Hag's Glen by Landrover.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Glenbeigh, Alert
Gardai requested the assistance of the Team at 19.30 following several reports of a flare sighted in the mountains near Glenbeigh. The Team conducted a search of the area but found nothing unusual and the callout was stood down at 23.30.

Saturday, April 3, 2010. Strickeen, Rescue
The Team were alerted at 12.40 after a walker had sustained a lower leg injury on Stricin mountain. The injury was treated and the casualty was stretchered from the hill and handed over to an awaiting ambulance at approximately 15.00.

Sunday, May 2, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Gardai alerted the Team after a group of walkers who had ascended the Devil's Ladder were unable to descend by the same route. The group were contacted, and as there were other experienced walkers in the area they were advised to meet up with them and descend via the Cnoc na Toinne zig-zags. The Team maintained regular contact until it was established that the group were safely down to the valley floor.

Thursday, May 13, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
A solo walker contacted Gardai after he became unsure of his position in poor visiblility. The Team made phone contact with the man and from the description given it became apparent that the walker was in the Curraghmore area. He was subsequently directed towards Derrynafeanna, from where he was able to return to his car at the Hydro road.

Sunday, May 16, 2010. Hags Glen, Rescue
Whilst on a training exercise in the Gap of Dunloe the Team was alerted that an elderly walker had sustained an ankle injury close to Árd na Locha, and was unable to walk any further. In an operation very similar to the one carried out on 4th March, a contingent of Team members was dispatched to the area and treated the injury before evacuating the man to the road head in the Team's Landrover off-road ambulance.

Monday, May 17, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were alerted at approximately 22.00 after two men became cragfast and benighted below the Beenkeeragh Ridge. A full callout was launched and the first Team members arrived on the scene shortly after midnight. One of the men, who was very cold and quite shaken, was given food and warm clothing before the pair were roped from the mountain, arriving down at approximately 04.00.

Saturday, May 29, 2010, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team following a report that a walker had become separated from his group. The person turned up safe and well prior to a full response being launched.

Saturday, June 12, 2010. Brandon, Referral
The Team were notified after a competitor in an adventure race became unwell in the Faha Ridge area. Due to the relatively low elevation of the incident the call was referred to the Dingle Coast Guard Team, however the man subsequently recovered sufficiently to walk down to the road without outside assistance.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Cnoc na Toinne, Rescue
A contingent of Team members came to the assistance of a walker who was experiencing difficulties descending the zig-zags after spending the night on Corrn Tuathail. The person was evacuated from Árd na Locha by Landrover.

Thursday, July 1, 2010. Caherdaniel, Rescue
The Team were alerted following a report of a female walker who had sustained an ankle injury on the Eagles Hill (windy gap) section of the Kerry Way. The Team treated the injury before stretchering the casualty to the road and transferring her to an ambulance at Waterville.

Monday, July 26, 2010. Peakeen, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Tralee Ambulance Control following a report of a walker who has sustained a fractured femur during a fall on Peakeen. The Team joined the Kenmare Fire Service at the scene and provided first aid and immobilisation for the casualty before he was airlifted to Kerry General Hospital by the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter.

Friday, July 30, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Gardai contacted the Team after they received a report of a female with a suspected fractured ankle on Corrán Tuathail. The Team made phone contact with the party, who had been descending through mist and were unsure of their position. During a brief clearance they were instructed to take a photograph of the view with a mobile phone and send it as an MMS message to the Team co-ordinator, and as a result of this it was established that they were in the Curraghmore area. The Team made their way to the scene, and also alerted the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter. The helicopter crew were unable to winch directly from the casualty location due to mist, however the Team stretcher-lowered the casualty to a point below mist level, from where she was successfully winched into the helicopter and evacuated to hospital in Tralee. The Team escorted the remaining three party members from their exposed location to safer ground.

Saturday, July 31, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
A report was received that a walker was suffering from suspected cardiac chest pain above the Devil's Ladder. He was located and treated by the Team before being stretcher-lowered down the Devil's Ladder to a point from which he could be winched to the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter, who completed the evacuation to Kerry General Hospital.

Monday, August 2, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
At approx. 20.00 a family group of 5 contacted Gardai and reported themselves in difficulty and suffering from exhaustion high on the mountain. A contingent of Team members located the party, gave them high-energy food and drink and brought them safely down, arriving at the valley floor before midnight.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010. Mount Eagle, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team following reports of flares being sighted in the Mount Eagle area. The Team contacted the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Valentia, and established that they had also received reports of flares in the area, but at a much lower elevation. The alert was subsequently stood down.

Sunday, August 15, 2010. Brandon, Alert/Referral
The Team were contacted by Gardai following a report of a walker with a broken ankle on the Cosan na Naomh path on the western side of Brandon. The Team passed on details of the call to Dingle Coast Guard Rescue Team, who also initiated a response. KMRT were stood down after the walker was airlifted to hospital by the Shannon Coast Guard Rescue helicopter and the casualty's partner was subsequently escorted from the mountain by Dingle CGRT.

Monday, August 16, 2010. Hungry Hill, Rescue
KMRT and Castletownbere Coast Guard Rescue Team were both alerted after a father and son became disorientated and cragfast on steep ground on Hungry Hill. Castletownbere CGRT subsequently located the pair and were escorting them from the mountain when the Team arrived on scene.

Friday, August 20, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Concern was expressed to the Team after a car had apparently been left overnight at a starting point for the mountain. It was subsequently established that the owner had finished late in the evening and had then returned early the following morning to repeat the same walk!

Sunday, September 5, 2010. Coomglaslaw, Rescue
The Team were alerted after a member of a walking party suffered a substantial fall from the back wall of Coomaglaslaw, sustaining back, head and chest injuries. Team members quickly made their way to the scene whilst the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter from Shannon was alerted. The man was subsequently treated for his injuries and lowered from the mountain in atrocious conditions before being winched into the Coast Guard Helicopter to complete the evacuation to hospital.

Monday, September 13, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Gardai contacted the Team following a report of a solo walker who was unsure of his descent route from the mountain after his map had blown away in high winds. He was contacted by mobile phone and given GPS co-ordinates for the Devil's Ladder, while a small contingent of Team members made their way to the scene to ensure that the man made it down safely.

Saturday, September 25, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were alerted in the early afternoon after a party came across a walker who was in a disorientated state following a fall in the second level area, during which he had sustained a head injury. Team members who happened to be in the vicinity made their way to the scene whilst the rest of the Team mobilised, and also alerted the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter. The person was subsequently treated and assisted at the scene by Team members and members of the party who had initially found him before being airlifted to hospital. The remainder of the Team (who had arrived at Árd na Locha) were then stood down.

Saturday, September 25, 2010. Mangerton, Alert
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team at 23.00 following a report from a member of the public that there was a light high on Mangerton. On investigation it transpired that the light in question was in fact the light on a new transmitting mast on Mullaghanish, and the alert was stood down. False alarm with good intent.

Thursday, September 30, 2010. Coomnadiha, Rescue
The Team were contacted after two female walkers became unsure of their descent from the trig point on Coomnadiha. In a joint operation with Castletownbere Coast Guard Team, the Team made their way to the pair and escorted them from the mountain.

Friday, October 1, 2010. Torc, Rescue
The Team were alerted after a group of four people became stranded in heavy undergrowth on Torc Mountain in fading light. They used their mobile phone to provide the Team with a grid reference, and were subsequently located and walked from the mountain in darkness.

Sunday, October 3, 2010. Bridia Valley, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team at approximately 22.00 after concern was expressed about a solo German walker who had failed to arrive at a guesthouse in the Bridia valley following an intended walk from Lord Brandon's Cottage via Corrán Tuathail. As the Team was conducting enquiries the man turned up at the guesthouse having abandoned his planned route due to a minor knee injury.

Sunday, October 10, 2010. Cummeengeera Pocket, Alert
The Team were placed on standby after a female walker broke her ankle on the ridge just below Eskatarriff. The Team were subsequently stood down after it was confirmed that the casualty had been successfully airlifted by the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter.

Sunday, October 10, 2010. Mangerton, Assistance
A call was received from Killarney Gardai after three walkers became disorientated on Mangerton in thick mist. Contact was made with the group and from the description given by them it was established that they were in the Horse's Glen area. They were given instructions and a bearing that brought them safely back to their starting point, and the Team were stood down.

Sunday, October 24, 2010. Hags Glen, Rescue
The Team was contacted after a rock climber took a substantial fall from the Hag's Tooth, sustaining a serious lower leg injury. The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter was alerted, and arrived on-scene shortly before the first Team members, who then assisted the winchman with first aid and casualty packaging. The casualty was subsequently lowered a short distance to a suitable winching area prior to being airlifted to hospital in Tralee, where he later underwent surgery.

Monday, November 15, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Alert
A member of the public contacted the Team to report that a light was seen on Carrantuathail before dawn. The Team made some enquiries, and as no one was reported missing it was decided that no further action was required.

Saturday, November 20, 2010. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Gardai were contacted by a hillwalker who offered his assistance to pinpoint a location on the ground after he witnessed the Irish Coast Guard helicopter deploying a smoke flare close to Corrán Tuathail. It was quickly established that the helicopter was on a training exercise in the area and the alert was stood down.

Sunday, December 5, 2010. Mangerton, Alert
The Team were contacted by Killarney Gardai following a report that two men were overdue from their climb of Mangerton. An advance party were mobilised and on arriving at the foot of the mountain the two men were observed descending safely.

Thursday, December 23, 2010. Sliabh Mish, Assistance
The Team were contacted after a local man became exhausted in sub-zero temperatures between Caherconree and Baurtregaum. The Team launched a response and also requested assistance from the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter. The man was subsequently airlifted to safety.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Coomasaharn, Alert
Gardai alerted the Team after a flare was sighted in the Coomasaharn area. As the incident was similar to a suspected hoax call on 24th March, and nobody was reported overdue, it was decided to refer the matter to Valentia Coast Guard.

2011

Friday, January 7, 2011. Killarney area, Assistance
The Team responded to a request from Gardai to provide transport assistance in dealing with minor traffic collisions in the County Bounds and Barraduff areas following the sudden onset of severe winter weather conditions.

Saturday, January 15, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were alerted after a relative became concerned about the wellbeing of a small party of walkers who were failing to respond to mobile phone calls, having set off to climb Corrán Tuathail in poor weather. As it was still very early in the day the Team decided to monitor the situation, and shortly afterwards the party returned to their car having abandoned the climb.

Sunday, January 30, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Alert
A concerned local man contacted the Team at 21.30 when he noticed that the car of a solo walker, who had set off to climb Corrán Tuathail earlier in the day, was still in the Lisleibane car park (the walker had earlier stated that he planned to be back down to his car by 17.00 at the latest). As the Team prepared to mobilise the man turned up safe and well.

Sunday, February 13, 2011. Maghanaboe, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team following a report that two poorly equipped walkers had become separated from their group in the Maghanaboe area in deteriorating weather conditions. As the Team were preparing a response the walkers turned up safe and well.

Sunday, March 20, 2011. Glanteenassig, Alert
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team following a report that a man walking in the Glanteenassig area had become separated from his friend who he believed had taken a fall and may be suffering from concussion. As the Team were preparing to mobilise a subsequent call was received to say the pair had been reunited and that all was well.

Saturday, April 16, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team following a report from a walker that an unattended rucksack complete with climbing gear and mobile phone had been located at the summit of Corrán Tuathail. A Team member who was in the vicinity was able to establish that the owner was climbing a route on the mountain and had intentionally left the rucksack on the summit.

Saturday, April 16, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
A call was received from a group on a charity climb of Carrauntoohil saying that one of their party had developed severe blisters and was making very slow progress on the descent. A Team landrover was dispatched to Árd na Locha to assist with the final part of the evacuation.

Saturday, April 16, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
A group leader contacted Gardai after he witnessed two people in another party take tumbles on the path leading down from the first level. Team members dealing with the previous incident were diverted to this one and found the party moving slowly with the two bruised and shaken casualties. They were evacuated to Cronin's Yard from where they made arrangements to receive medical attention. In the meantime a second Team landrover was dispatched to pick up the casualty from the previous incident.

Sunday, April 24, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Gardai contacted the Team after a father and son had reported themselves cragfast approximately 20 metres below the crest of the Bin Chaorach Ridge, on its western side. A Team member who was climbing a route on Corrán Tuathail was tasked to the scene and succeeded in belaying the pair to safer ground before accompanying them off the mountain.

Friday, April 29, 2011. Brandon, Assistance
Gardai contacted the Team after a farmer sustained lower leg injuries while working on steep ground in the Sás Creek area. A full callout was initiated and assistance from the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter was requested, however they were on another mission at the time. Shortly after the first Team members arrived at the scene the helicopter succesfully airlifted the casualty to Kerry General Hospital, having completed their earlier mission.

Saturday, May 14, 2011. Binn Chaorach, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Gardai following a report that a man had sustained a fall high on the Hags Tooth Ridge. The casualty had been assisted by his companions to a point a little lower down, however they became concerned when he became confused and disorientated. A full callout was launched and assistance was requested from the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter. Team members arrived on scene shortly before the arrival of the helicopter, however winching was not possible due to extremely turbulent wind conditions at the scene. The Team subsequently lowered the casualty by stretcher to Árd na Locha, from where he was airlifted to Kerry General Hospital.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Killarney Gardai alerted the Team after a walker became cragfast below the Hags Tooth. A small contingent of Team members located the man and escorted him from the mountain. His rucksack was also located and recovered from the shore of Lough Gouragh.

Thursday, June 2, 2011. Screig Mhor, Assistance
The Team were contacted after a French walker sustained a severe laceration and possible fracture to the lower leg close to Screig Mhór. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter was requested to assist, and succeeded in airlifting the casualty to hospital shortly before the first Team members arrived at the scene.

Sunday, June 5, 2011. Mangerton, Assistance
A call was received from Tralee Gardai after two walkers became disorientated in thick mist near the summit of Mangerton. Mobile phone contact was established with the pair and they were given directions back to the path, from where they were able to descend without further assistance.

Sunday, June 5, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were alerted after a female walker suffered a fall on one of the rocky steps leading to the 'first level', sustaining head and arm injuries. Team members made their way to the scene and administered first aid while the Waterford Coast Guard Helicopter was en route (the Shannon Heli was unavailable). The casualty was subsequently stretcher-lowered to a more suitable winching location close to the lakeshore before being airlifted to hospital in Cork.

Saturday, July 2, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
A report was received via the Gardai that a female walker had taken a fall on the upper part of the Devil's Ladder sustaining a head injury and some bruising. The Team contacted the informant who advised that he was assisting the casualty down the mountain. A Team Landrover was dispatched to Árd na Locha to complete the evacuation.

Saturday, July 2, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were alerted when two walkers became cragfast after wandering from the path on their descent from the first level. Team members were able to abseil to their location before lowering them with ropes to a safe area from where they could walk off the mountain.

Thursday, July 14, 2011. Bonane, Fatality
The Team were contacted at 01.30 after a local farmer who had been checking on sheep had failed to return from the mountain. Shortly afterwards word came through that local people, who had also been searching, had located the man's body. The Team made their way to the scene and removed the remains to the roadside.

Saturday, July 16, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
It was brought to the attention of the Team that a participant in a charity walk was suffering from a knee injury. She was subsequently transported from Árd na Locha.

Sunday, July 24, 2011. Cumeen na Peiste, Rescue
The Team was alerted at 16.30 after a member of a walking group had sustained an ankle injury on the Coimín na Péiste ridge and was unable to continue. The injury was treated and the casualty was subsequently evacuated to the Black Valley in a long and challenging stretcher lower on difficult ground and in thick mist and darkness, eventually reaching the road at 01.30.

Sunday, July 31, 2011. Hags Glen, Assistance
Assistance was requested to complete the evacuation of a walker with a painful ankle injury from Árd na Locha. The ankle subsequently turned out to be fractured.

Saturday, August 6, 2011. Hags Glen, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Gardai after a walker injured her knee on the descent of the Cnoc na Toinne zig-zags. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter were requested to assist, and following a short stretcher lower to a suitable location the casualty was winched to the helicopter for the journey to Kerry General Hospital.

Sunday, August 14, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were alerted after a 12 year old boy sustained a knee injury at the 'first level'. The Team made their way to the scene and administered first aid to the casualty before stretchering him a short distance to a point from where he could be winched to the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter.

Sunday, August 14, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Whilst en-route to the location of the previous callout, Team members encountered three walkers who were unsure of the correct descent route after abandoning their climb of the mountain. They were assisted over a rocky step and shown the correct route down.

Sunday, August 21, 2011. Hags Glen, Rescue
A Team member climbing in the Reeks encountered a charity walker who was being assisted down the Cnoc na Toinne zig-zags with a medical complaint. When her condition deteriorated a full callout was initiated and the walker was subsequently airlifted to hospital by the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter.

Sunday, August 28, 2011. Gap of Dunloe, Rescue
The Team were contacted after a solo rockclimber suffered a substantial fall in the vicinity of Póirse Gully, sustaining multiple injuries. The Team administered first aid to the casualty before lowering him to a location from where he could be winched to the Irish Coast Guard helicopter for transit to hospital (The Waterford helicopter responded, as the Shannon helicopter was already engaged in another tasking elsewhere).

Sunday, August 28, 2011. Brandon, Assistance
Whilst the Team were responding to the previous callout word was received that a lone walker on Brandon had become disorientated and was unable to locate the correct descent route. His likely position was established using photographs sent from his mobile phone, and appropriate directions were given. He contacted the Team a short time later to say that he was no longer in need of assistance.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Hags Glen, Assistance
At 21.00 a Team member went to the assistance of an elderly walker who was suffering from exhaustion following a long day on the mountain.

Saturday, September 17, 2011. Old Kenmare Road, Rescue
The Team were alerted by Gardai after an elderly walker sustained a hip injury close to the Windy Gap. The assistance of the Coast Guard Rescue helicopter was requested and the casualty was subsequently airlifted to hospital.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
The Team received a report that a father and adult son were in difficulty with the son suffering from exhaustion towards the end of a long walk in the Reeks. From the description given it was established that they may be close to Cnoc an Bhráca in the Eastern Reeks. A contingent of Team members made their way to the area and in heavy fog and gathering darkness the pair were located, given food and drink, and escorted off the hill.

Saturday, November 19, 2011. Castlegregory, Referral
Gardai contacted the Team with a request for urgent assistance after an Alzheimer's patient went missing in the Castlegregory area. As they were in fact looking for the Coast Guard helicopter they were referred to Valentia Coast Guard control centre.

Sunday, December 4, 2011. Hags Glen, Assistance
Gardai contacted the Team following a report of a walker feeling unwell on Corrán Tuathail. Team members made their way to the Hag's Glen and met the party (who had been descending from the first level) before completing the evacuation. The casualty was subsequently taken to Kerry General Hospital for treatment.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team at 18.30 after two walkers (who were last seen on the Devil's Ladder at 15.30 when their companion turned back) had failed to return from the mountain. Neither walker was carrying a phone or a torch. As the Team were taking details from the informant the pair turned up safe and well.

2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012. Curraghmore, Rescue
As the Team were training in the Gap of Dunloe, information was received that a solo female American walker was in distress in the Curraghmore area, however details were initially sketchy as phone contact was intermittent and broken. A search was launched in conjunction with the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter, which picked up a Team member to assist in the search. The injured walker was spotted in an inaccessible gully overlooking Curraghmore, after having apparently fallen following a navigational error when returning from Corrán Tuathail towards Caher. Conditions were initially unsuitable for winching so the helicopter picked up further Team members to airlift them closer to the casualty location. On returning to the scene the conditions had improved however and the casualty was winched onto the aircraft for transit to hospital.

Sunday, February 5, 2012. Mangerton, Rescue
A report was received that a female walker had sustained an ankle injury on the descent from Mangerton and was unable to continue. She was subsequently located, treated and stretchered from the mountain.

Thursday, March 8, 2012. Howth, Referral
The Team was contacted by an individual who was trying to organise a search for a missing woman in the Howth area. They were advised to contact Gardai for a list of search resources local to that area.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
Gardai contacted the Team following a report that a walker had collapsed at the Heavenly Gates area of Corrán Tuathail. A full callout was launched and assistance of the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter was requested. The helicopter successfully winched the casualty from his location and he was brought to Kerry General Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead. The Team made their way to the location of the incident and assisted with the evacuation of the large group that the casualty had been with.

Saturday, March 17, 2012. Hags Glen, Assistance
A Team landrover was dispatched to Ard na Locha after a walker sustained a leg injury while descending from Corrán Tuathail. She was subsequently assisted back to her car at Cronins Yard.

Thursday, March 22, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Valentia Coast Guard at 17.15 following a report that two walkers were lost on Corrán Tuathail. Contact was made with the couple who reported themselves cold, wet and unable to ascend the mountain so that their position could be established. A full call out was launched and a search was undertaken of the eastern face of the mountain in dark and extremely foggy conditions. After approximately 2 hours the couple were located below the ridge between Corrán Tuathail and Caher. They were given high energy food and warm clothing and were walked off the mountain, reaching the valley floor at 23.30.

Thursday, March 22, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Within ten minutes of the report of the previous incident, a second party also reported themselves lost on Corrán Tuathail. On contacting the group it was established that they had descended to the road on the opposite side of the mountain in Glencar. Valentia then made arrangements to transport them back to their start point.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Mangerton, Rescue
Gardai contacted the Team at 16.30 when a parent reported that her adult son was long overdue from a walk in the Mangerton area. She had spoken to him earlier when he indicated that he had ‘lost the path’ and was unsure of his position, but unfortunately his phone battery went dead during the conversation. A limited callout was activated as conditions were very good. Team members who were tasked to the area spoke to walkers who confirmed sightings of the man in the Devil's Punch Bowl and summit areas of Mangerton. The man was subsequently located high on the mountain at about 19.00, making very slow progress. He was escorted safely off the hill.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Inchiquin, Referral
Tralee Ambulance Control contacted the Team at approximately 16.30 following a report of a female walker with a broken ankle on the Beara Way near Glaninchiquin. The incident was referred on to Castletownbere Coast Guard unit, and the walker was subsequently airlifted to hospital by Rescue 115.

Monday, June 4, 2012. Hags Glen, Assistance
Following a report of two ladies suffering from exhaustion in the Árd na Locha area, a Team member brought them the remaining distance by 4WD.

Saturday, June 16, 2012. Torc, Alert
The Team were alerted after a participant in a charity walk sustained an ankle injury. As the Team made their way to the location, Rescue 115 (who had also been notified) succeeded in evacuating the casualty.

Saturday, June 30, 2012. Tomies, Assistance
Gardai contacted the Team regarding a walker who was making very slow progress on the descent from Tomies mountain having sustained an ankle injury. The Team responded and assisted him through the final part of his journey to the awaiting Team Landrover ambulance.

Sunday, July 1, 2012. Torc, Rescue
The Team were notified by Gardai following a report of a walker who had suffered a suspected cardiac event on the path on the north side of Torc mountain. The Team went to his assistance, administered first aid treatment and stretchered him to a waiting ambulance.

Sunday, July 8, 2012. Cnoc na Toinne, Rescue
Gardai alerted the Team after a female American walker sustained a knee injury on the descent from Carrauntoohil via the zig-zags route. The Team stretchered the lady from her location to Árd na Locha from where she was evacuated by Landrover.

Sunday, July 8, 2012. Hags Glen, Assistance
As the Team were packing away equipment from the previous incident a man approached and reported that two of his companions were making very slow progress and that one was limping very badly. The two were driven in the Team Landrover from the Glen to their car at Cronin's Yard.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
A Team member came across a group of teenagers some distance above the Devil's Ladder, one of whom had taken a fall and sustained a nasty head injury. A full call out was activated and the casualty was treated at the scene before being stretchered to the Hags Glen and transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

Saturday, August 4, 2012. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
At approx 15:00 Valentia Coast Guard alerted the Team following a report that a walker had taken a fall on the upper part of the 'Bone'. Team members who were in the Hags Glen at the time made their way to the area and, in very foggy conditions, succeeded in locating the casualty. The rest of the Team followed on with the Team equipment and the casualty was stretchered down to a height of approx 500m from where he was winched on board Rescue 115 in fading light and intermittent mist. It is noteworthy that this was the first time the new Irish Coast Guard S92 helicopter had been used on a mountain rescue.

Sunday, August 5, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
At 08.10 the Gardai received a 999 call from a walker who described himself as being 'stuck at the top of the Devil's Ladder'. Contact was made with the caller and it transpired that, following a night camping on the mountain, he was intimidated by the prospect of the Devil's Ladder descent and was seeking a different descent route. As conditions were cloudy at the time and he had no navigational aids, he was strongly advised to descend via the Ladder. He contacted the Team a couple of hours later to say that he had successfully descended via the Ladder and that it was "a lot easier than it looks."

Friday, August 17, 2012. Cloon, Assistance
The Team were contacted following a report that an elderly sheep farmer had sustained a head injury after falling while rounding up sheep on the hill. On arriving at the remote farmhouse it was discovered that the farmer had successfuly made his own way back to the house. He was treated at the scene before being transported to hospital in Tralee.

Friday, August 17, 2012. Glencar, Assistance
Whilst responding to the previous callout a Team landrover came on the scene of a road traffic accident that had just occurred. People at the scene were medically assessed but no further action was deemed necessary.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Brandon, Referral
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team at approximately 15.00 following a report of an elderly female walker who had sustained a lower leg injury below the Faha ridge on the lower slopes of Brandon. The incident was referred to Valentia Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre who tasked Dingle Coast Guard unit and Rescue 115. The casualty was subsequently airlifted from the mountain.

Friday, August 24, 2012. Hungry Hill, Alert
The Team were contacted following a report of a walker who had sustained an ankle injury high on Hungry Hill. Castletownbere Coast Guard unit also responded but felt that further personnel may be required to complete a stretcher evacuation. In addition, Rescue 115 had been tasked and succeeded in airlifting the casualty from the mountain at about 16.30, and the Team were stood down shortly afterwards whilst still en-route.

Sunday, August 26, 2012. Black Valley, Alert
Killarney Gardai alerted the Team when a B&B proprietor in the Black Valley reported a car left overnight in their car park. The car owner, who had previously stayed at the B&B, did not speak to anyone when he left the car at midday the previous day, and he didn't leave any indication of his intentions. As the Team were making inquiries in the Black and Bridia Valleys and on the Reeks Ridge the person turned up at his car having spent the night camping at Loch Acoose.

Monday, August 27, 2012. Hags Glen, Alert
A member of the public contacted the Team concerning a seemingly unoccupied tent in the Hag’s Glen that had been there for at least 3 days. On investigation the owner was found to be in residence and advised that he had in fact been camping there for 2 weeks and was planning to spend a further week. False alarm with good intent.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Gardai received a 999 call from two hillwalkers who described themselves as unsure of their position on the ascent of Corrán Tuathail as the cloud had descended around them. From the description given by the caller it was established that they had ascended from the Bridia Valley via Curraghamore and were most likely in that area. A short time later a brief clearance allowed them to retrace their route to the fence line they had used to guide their ascent.

Sunday, September 2, 2012. Torc, Rescue
Tralee ambulance control requested the Team's assistance in the evacuation of a tourist who had sustained a head injury after falling down a steep bank at the foot of Torc waterfall. The HSE ambulance crews on scene had already treated the casualty's injuries prior to the arrival of the Team, and the casualty was subsequently stretchered from the scene to the awaiting HSE ambulance.

Sunday, September 2, 2012. Hags Glen, Assistance
A participant in a charity walk was evacuated by vehicle from Árd na Locha after suffering from exhaustion.

Saturday, September 22, 2012. Beenoskee, Alert
Gardai contacted the Team following a report from a walking group that one of their members had lost a rucksack on Beenoskee. The group were concerned that it may precipitate a callout if it was found by a third party.

Sunday, October 7, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were alerted after the companions of a man with a known cardiac condition reported that they believed he was suffering from a heart attack on the Hag's Tooth Ridge. A full callout was initiated however a short time later the group contacted Gardai again to report that outside assistance was no longer required as the man was now descending with the assistance of his companions and that they may have been mistaken in their earlier diagnosis. The callout was stood down.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team with a report of two walkers who had become disorientated in thick fog on the descent from Corrán Tuathail. They were advised to re-ascend the mountain from where they were given directions to the Devil's Ladder. Contact was maintained with the pair until they had safely reached the valley floor.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Eisc na Muice, Rescue
The Team were alerted following a report of a female walker with a lower leg injury on the Eisc na Muice section of the Old Kenmare Road. The Team reached the casualty as darkness fell and stretchered her to the Team Land Rover for transfer to HSE Ambulance at the road head.

Saturday, December 22, 2012. Killarney, Alert
A call was received from a concerned relative of an American walker who had phoned his mother in the States the previous day to tell her that he was half way up the highest mountain in Ireland. He told her he would contact her again on his return later that evening but failed to do so. From the description of the view he gave to his mother the Team were doubtful that he had been on Corrán Tuathail and referred the matter back to the Gardai to see if they could obtain further information. He was subsequently located safe and well in a Killarney Hotel. It is believed he may have ascended Torc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Glanteenassig, Rescue
The Team, along with Dingle Coast Guard unit were tasked by Valentia Coast Guard following a report of a female walker who had sustained a head injury in a fall high on Stradbally mountain. Tralee-based KMRT members responded and assisted in locating the casualty and escorted her to a forest car park from where she was airlifted by Rescue 115 to Kerry General Hospital.

2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Strickeen, Rescue
A walking group raised the alert at approximately 16.00 after one of their members sustained a suspected ankle fracture on Stricín mountain. She was subsequently treated and stretchered to an awaiting ambulance.

Monday, January 7, 2013. Non-mountain, Assistance
At 1.30am Killarney Gardai requested that the Team come to the assistance of a motorist who was stranded in floodwaters on the Kenmare road. Two Team members successfully evacuated the man using the Team Unimog.

Saturday, January 12, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team was contacted at 15.00 after a walker reported himself disorientated and separated from his climbing partner while attempting to descend to the Devil's Ladder in mist. After making contact with the walker it was ascertained that he had mistakenly descended into Coomloughra but was now making good progess. A Team member picked up the walker at the road and drove him back to his car. On reaching the car the Team was put on further standby when it became apparent that the man's companion had still not returned from the mountain. The Team was subsequently stood down at 16.45 after word was received that the second man had descended safely into the Coolroe area.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were alerted at 17.00 after a solo climber was reported overdue from an ascent of Curved Gully in winter conditions. He had also failed to make phone contact with his family from the summit earlier in the day as arranged. As the Team were preparing to mobilise the climber turned up safe and well.

Friday, February 15, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The Team was contacted by Tralee Gardai at approximately 15.30 after two walkers had become cragfast on Corrán Tuathail. After speaking with the walkers, their location was determined to be somewhere between Curved Gully and The Step. A full callout was initiated and the pair were located at approximately 19.30. They were subsequently roped into Curved Gully and walked down to the valley floor.

Thursday, March 28, 2013. Glenflesk, Alert
Tralee Gardai alerted the Team at approximately 23.00 after lights had been seen by a local resident in the Killeen Mountain area of Glenflesk. Two members travelled to the area and spoke with the local after which it was decided to stand down the alert.

Friday, March 29, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
The Team was contacted by Tralee Gardai after a report came in of a female walker taking a fall at the top of Brother O'Shea's Gully. After speaking with the group it was decided that the casualty should be capable of walking down unaided, however after an hour the group called back requesting assistance as the casualty's progress was slow. A full callout was initiated and on reaching Árd na Locha two team members were dispatched with first aid gear. The casualty was located below the first level, and after being successfully assisted to the valley floor the Team was stood down.

Friday, April 5, 2013. Torc, Rescue
The Team were tasked by Valentia Coast Guard following a report of an unconscious casualty on the face of Torc mountain who could not be evacuated by the Ambulance Service. The ambulance crew subsequently assisted the Team in stretchering the casualty down the mountain, and after a short Landrover transfer he was airlifted to Kerry General Hospital by Rescue 117 (the Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Gap of Dunloe, Rescue
The Team was contacted at 20.00 after a rock climber had taken a fall in the Gap of Dunloe, sustaining pelvic and back injuries. The casualty was treated on scene and subsequently stretchered down to an awaiting ambulance.

Saturday, April 20, 2013. McGillycuddy Reeks, Fatality
The Team was contacted by Killarney Gardai at 13.45 following a report that a man had sustained a substantial fall on the Eastern Reeks. A full callout was initiated and Team members (along with a passing doctor) were airlifted close to the site under the Coimín na Péiste Ridge by Rescue 115 (the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter). The casualty was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene and the remains were stretchered from the hill and handed over to awaiting Gardai.

Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013. Black Valley, Fatality (non-mountain)
The Team was contacted at 22.00 on April 26th after the car of a despondent male had been located in the Black Valley. A search was organised for first light, and the man's body was located shortly after the search commenced. The remains were subsequently brought to the road.

Sunday, May 5, 2013. Coomloughra, Assistance
A call was received from a walker at 17.30 saying that he and his companions were unsure of their precise position but were somewhere between Beenkeeragh and Screig Mhór. They were directed towards the hydro road and later confirmed that they were down safely.

Monday, May 27, 2013. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
The Team was contacted at 16.50 after two climbers had become cragfast between the Devil's Ladder and Cnoc na Toinne. A callout was initiated and Team members abseiled into the climbers' location and roped them to safety.

Sunday, June 9, 2013. Torc, Rescue
The Team was contacted at 17.00 after a German lady sustained a suspected broken ankle close to the summit of Torc mountain. The Waterford-based coast guard helicopter was tasked and liaised with the Team at the casualty's location. She was subsequently airlifted to Kerry General Hospital.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
Tralee Gardai contacted the team at 17.00 after receiving a call from a lone Korean walker who had become disorientated close to the Cumeen na Péiste ridge in poor visibility. A full callout was initiated and the walker was located just below the ridge. In deteriorating conditions they reached the valley floor before midnight.

Monday, June 17, 2013. Strickeen, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Tralee Gardai at 20.00 following a report that a lone walker had become disorientated in poor visibility close to top of Stricín. A partial callout was initiated and the walker was quickly located and walked off the hill

Saturday, June 29, 2013. Caher, Assistance
A walking group raised the alert at approximately 17.00 after one of their members had fallen and sustained facial injuries on the Caher Ridge. After speaking with the party it was ascertained that the female walker was happy to continue her descent on foot with the assistance of her companions. Three team members were dispatched to administer first aid and she was assisted off the mountain.

Thursday, July 4, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team after a woman and three young people had become disoriented close to the summit of Corrán Tuathail. They were advised to re-ascend the mountain from where they were given directions to the Devil's Ladder. During this time they met with two other walkers and were escorted to safety.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
The Team were contacted by a walking group after one of their members had succumbed to the heat. After speaking with a team nurse she was advised to take various precautions. She soon recovered and was able to descend the mountain safely.

Thursday, August 1, 2013. Hags Glen, Alert
A walking group contacted the Team at 13.45 after the Gaddagh River had become severely swollen in heavy rain and the group found themselves unable to cross on their descent towards Cronin's Yard. The group were advised to walk towards the outlet of Loch Caillí where the water was at its shallowest, and they subsequently crossed successfully.

Friday, August 2, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Killarney Gardai contacted the team at 2.00am after a woman who was taking part in a five-peaks challenge had taken a fall low on Bothar na Gíge and had sustained minor head injuries. The woman was able to descend with the aid of a guide to Árd na Locha where she was met by two team members. She was subsequently transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were contacted at 20.20 after a woman sustained a lower leg injury on the path on the north side of Torc Mountain. A full callout was initiated and the woman was stretchered to the base of the mountain to awaiting transport.

Saturday, August 24, 2013. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were contacted after a man took a minor fall on the Devil's Ladder. After consultation it was established that the casualty would be able to descend on foot.

Friday, August 30, 2013. Hags Glen, Assistance
A Team member was contacted after a female walker sustained a minor leg injury while descending from Corrán Tuathail. A Team landrover picked up the lady in the Hag's Glen and transported her and her friends back to their car in Cronin's Yard.

Sunday, September 15, 2013. Sliabh Mish, Assistance
A call was received from Tralee Gardai at approximately 6am after 2 campers needed assistance after their tent was badly damaged in an overnight storm. As Team members reached the area the campers had already started to make their own way back to their car.

Friday, September 20, 2013. Mangerton, Rescue
The Team was contacted at 16.40 after a party of schoolchildren had become disorientated while descending Mangerton mountain. A number of Team members located the party and escorted them down to safety.

Sunday, September 22, 2013. Borlin Valley, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Gardai when two people became lost after going for a walk in the Gougane Barra area. After the couple's location was determined, the Team approached from the Borlin Valley side and walked them to safety.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Tomies, Rescue
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team to assist a group of walkers (including several children) who had become benighted on the lower slopes of Tomies mountain. A full callout was initiated and after a short search the group were located close to Tomies wood and were walked to the awaiting landovers.

Monday, November 4, 2013. Molls Gap, Rescue
At 19.00 the team were contacted by Tralee Gardai after two people had become benighted near Molls Gap. Two members of the team located the couple and walked them back to their car.

Sunday, December 8, 2013. Gap of Dunloe, Search
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team after shouts for help were reported in the Gap of Dunloe. A callout was initiated and the steep ground to the west of the first bridge was searched extensively. Nothing was found and no further shouts were heard therefore the Team was stood down.

Thursday, December 26, 2013. Brandon, Alert
At approximately 2.45pm the Team were contacted by Ambulance Control with information that a woman had sustained a compound fracture of the lower leg 600 metres from the car park on Mount Brandon. After consultation with Dingle Coast Guard Unit the call was referred on to Rescue 115 who succeeded in airlifting the casualty to hospital.

Thursday, December 26, 2013. Sliabh Mish, Alert
The Team were contacted by the Gardai at 2.00pm after reports of a flashing light on Sliabh Mish above Inch Strand. Following further investigation by Gardai it was determined that the flashing light was caused by a shorting power line in the storm-force winds.

2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Hags Glen, Rescue
Tralee Gardai contacted the team with a report of a walker who had sustained a leg injury on the ascent towards the 'first level'. He was subsequently treated at the scene for a broken leg and stretchered to Rescue 117 (Waterford Coast Guard Helicopter), who completed the evacuation.

Thursday, April 3, 2014. Old Kenmare Road, Rescue
The Team were contacted after a young female walker (who was on a school outing) sustained an ankle injury near the 'shearing shed' on the Old Kenmare Road. Rescue 115 was also tasked and arrived on-scene at the same time as KMRT. The casualty was treated at the scene and was subsequently airlifted to hospital in Tralee.

Saturday, April 5, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team after a female walker sustained head and arm injuries during a fall on the Devil's Ladder. On arrival in the Hag's Glen the Team met the casualty walking out and administered first aid. She was subsequently brought to Kissane’s shop, from where her friend took her to hospital in Tralee.

Thursday, April 17, 2014. Brandon, Alert
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team following a report of a missing walker on Brandon. As the Team arrived on scene word was received that the walker had just been located by family members.

Sunday, April 20, 2014. Glanmore, Assistance
The Team were contacted by Gardai following a request for assistance from a walker who was lost in the Glanmore area of West Cork. The Team made contact with the walker and were able to direct him to the roadway, where he arrived at approximately 20.30.

Thursday, May 1, 2014. Brandon, Assistance
A female walker was reported overdue in the Brandon Area. A contingent of Team members responded, as did Rescue 115. The walker was subsequently located in the Sás Creek area and was winched from the scene.

Friday, May 2, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team after a walker sustained a lower leg injury on the Cnoc na Toinne zig-zags. She was subsequently treated and stretchered down to the valley floor for transfer to the awaiting Rescue 117 (Waterford-based) Coast Guard helicopter.

Sunday, May 4, 2014. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
The Team were contacted after a walker was reported missing on the Reeks. Two members who were in the area at the time managed to locate the man and walked him to safety in very poor weather conditions.

Saturday, May 17, 2014. Gap of Dunloe, Assistance
The Team were alerted following an incident in the Gap of Dunloe when a motorcyclist and pillion passenger fell approximately 15' into the dry rocky river bed adjacent to the second bridge, when the bike they were riding overbalanced after apparently being hit by a strong gust of wind. Both casualties were treated at the scene in conjunction with HSE ambulance paramedics and were stretchered to a field near the head of the Gap from where they were transferred to Rescue 115 for airlift to hospital in Tralee (in two separate flights).

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team following a report of a walker who had become disorientated near the Devil's Ladder. He was subsequently located below the level of the Heavenly Gates track and was walked to safety.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Hags Glen, Assistance
During the previous callout a male walker presented himself to the Team with hip pain following a fall on the Devil's Ladder. He was transferred to Cronin's Yard by landrover and advised to contact his doctor.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Hags Glen, Assistance
Shortly after the previous incident, a group of walkers presented themselves to the Team with one of their members suffering from exhaustion. She was also transferred to Cronin's Yard by landrover.

Sunday, June 1, 2014. Caha Mountains, Assistance
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team when a group of five walkers became disorientated in heavy mist in the Caha Mountains. The Team made contact with the group and were able to direct them to the Healy Pass, where they finally arrived at 22.00.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The Paps, Alert
The Team were contacted by Killarney Gardai after a tent was reported to have been found abandoned on the Paps. As nobody had been reported missing no further action was taken.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Caherconree, Alert
The Team were alerted by Tralee Gardai after a young person became separated from his party in the Caherconree area. As the Team (along with Dingle Coast Guard Unit) made their way to the area, the missing person turned up safe and well.

Thursday, July 17, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were alerted after a passer-by reported cries for help coming from the summit area of Corrán Tuathail and witnessed what they believed was a walker pointing down the face of the mountain. Rescue 115 were also tasked and responded to the area however nothing unusual was noted. Subsequent investigations revealed that an individual had been praying loudly at the summit at the time and was believed to be what the witness had seen and heard. Rescue 115 and the Team were stood down. False alarm with good intent.

Monday, July 28, 2014. McGillycuddy Reeks, Alert
The Team were alerted at 23.00 after a walker was reported overdue from a day on the Reeks. He subsequently turned up safe and well prior to full mobilisation of the Team.

Sunday, August 3, 2014. Waterville area, Rescue
Valentia Coast Guard contacted the Team following a report of three persons cragfast in the mountains close to Waterville. A Team member living locally went to their assistance and lowered them from the ledge on which they had become stranded. They were subsequently walked to safety with additional assistance from the local Coast Guard Unit.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Old Kenmare Road, Assistance
The Ambulance service requested assistance from the Team after they received a report of a man who had become unwell on the Old Kenmare Road. The Team subsequently transported Ambulance Service paramedics to the scene and evacuated the casualty by landrover.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Killarney National Park, Rescue
Killarney National Park Rangers contacted the Team with a report of a female with a hip injury on the Kerry Way close to the Upper Lake. A full callout was initiated and she was subsequently treated at the scene before being stretchered to a point from where she could be winched to Rescue 115 to complete the evacuation to hospital.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Caher, Rescue
Killarney Gardai requested assistance in locating two walkers who had become disorientated on Caher. They were located using "Sarloc" mobile phone technology and were subsequently walked from the hill by Team members.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Coomloughra Horseshoe, Fatality
Valentia Coast Guard alerted the Team after passers-by came across a walker exhibiting no signs of life. The Team were able to ascertain the location and a full callout was initiated. Rescue 115 had also been tasked and when they arrived in the area the Team were able to guide them to the precise incident location. The man was subsequently airlifted to hospital where he was pronounced RIP from apparent medical causes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
As the previous incident was in progress a report was received of a separate incident in which a female walker had sustained an arm injury on the Devil's Ladder. Team members made their way to the scene (including a small contingent who were airlifted to the top of the Ladder) and the casualty was subsequently treated for her injuries and walked from the mountain before being transferred to a landrover to complete the evacuation.

Saturday, September 13, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team after a walker had sustained head and back injuries during a fall on the Devil's Ladder. A full callout was launched and Team members who were already in the area located and treated the casualty. In a tricky operation Rescue 115 subsequently managed to winch the casualty from his location and complete the evacuation to hospital (this is believed to be the first time a casualty has ever been winched directly from the Devil's Ladder).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Binn Chaorach, Alert
The Team were put on standby followng a report of a female walker with a broken leg close to the summit of Binn Chaorach. Rescue 115 subsequently managed to evacuate the casualty to Kerry General Hospital and the Team were stood down.

Saturday, October 4, 2014. Carrauntoohil, Alert
Tralee Gardai contacted the Team with a report of a walker suffering from debilitating thigh cramps at the top of Brother O'Shea's Gully. Rescue 115 were also tasked but were finding it difficult to access the casualty location due to intermittent clouds and squally showers. Rescue 115 were preparing to airlift Team members closer to the casualty location when a brief clearance in the weather gave them a window to complete an evacuation. The Team were subsequently stood down.

Saturday, October 11, 2014. Torc, Alert
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team after a light had been reported on Torc. The person making the report was interviewed and a Team member travelled to the area to investigate, however it was decided that no further action was required.

Sunday, October 12, 2014. Knockullane, Rescue
The Team were contacted by Macroom Gardai after a walker reported himself injured in the Knockullane area. Unfortunately he was unable to give his precise location, however the Team located him after a short search and treated him for a leg injury. He was subsequently winched to Rescue 115 to complete the evacuation.

Monday, October 27, 2014. Mangerton, Rescue
Late in the afternoon the Team received a report about a disorientated and cragfast female walker on Mangerton. A full callout was launched and verbal contact was made with the casualty in the Horses Glen area, however it was deemed too dangerous to proceed with a rescue attempt in darkness. She was subsequently evacuated to safety at first light.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
Killarney Gardai contacted the Team after two walkers had reported themselves disorientated and cragfast in the Eastern Reeks. They were subsequently located on steep ground in Cummenapeasta and were walked off to safety in heavy rain.

Sunday, December 28, 2014. Gap of Dunloe, Rescue
The team was contacted by Valentia coastguard after a rock climber sustained a fall in the Gap of Dunloe. The climer was treated at the scene for neck and back injuries as well as a suspected broken leg and was soonafter airlifted to hospital by R115.

2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team was called at 4.15pm after 3 walkers had become cragfast close to the summit of Carrauntoohil. Rescue 115 was also tasked to the area, and unable to winch the climbers from their position, ferried team members to the summit. The team abseiled to the climbers and brought them safely to the summit from where they were walked down to to Ard na Locha.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team was contacted after a walker had become uncertain of his location. Team members established contact with the walker at around 17.00 in an area close to the top of the Devils Ladder on Carrauntoohil. Conditions on the mountain were wet and windy, and visibility was poor. The walker, who was not injured, was given warm clothes and a helmet and was roped to safety by members of the team.

Saturday, February 28, 2015. Mangerton, Rescue
The team was contacted after two female walkers became disorientated while descending Mangerton. After a lengthy search the ladies were located in the Horse's Glen on steep and dangerous ground. The ladies were given food and warm clothing before being walked to safety by the team.

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Shrone Lake, Rescue
The team was called to the assistance of a young cyclist who had fallen from his bike on a mountain trail near Shrone Lake, The Paps. Using the Team's Landrover, the casualty was moved from the trail to the road head where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Minish, Killarney, Rescue
As the team returned to base from the previous call, they were tasked by the Gardai to assist with the search for a man who was reported missing along the banks of the river Flesk. The man was successfully located and brought to safety at around 11.00pm.

Saturday, April 11, 2015. Crohane, Rescue
The team was called out after a female walker was injured while hillwalking with a group of friends on Crohane mountain near Lough Guitane, Killarney. The lady had sustained a suspected broken leg after falling. Rescue 115 was also tasked to the scene and successfully airlifted the casualty and transferred her to Kerry General Hospital.

Monday, April 20, 2015. Black Valley, Rescue
The team was called to the assistance of a French lady who had sustained a lower leg injury in the Black Valley. The lady was treated for her injuries at the scene and was stretchered across the Gearhameen river by the team before being transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

Saturday, May 9, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team was called after a female walker on Carrauntoohil had reported experiencing medical difficulties on the mountain. Members of the team treated the lady at the scene and transferred her by stretcher to the bottom of the Devil's Ladder. Rescue 115 also took part in the rescue and airlifted the walker and transferred her to Kerry General Hospital.

Friday, May 22, 2015. Tower Wood, Rescue
As the Team was contacted at 10.30pm after a man in his 20s sustained lower leg injuries while walking in Tower Wood, near Derricunihy, in Killarney National Park. The man was located by the Team at around 11.20pm, treated for his injuries and stretchered to an awaiting ambulance.

Friday, May 29, 2015. Beara Way, Rescue
As the Team prepared to stand down from the first incident a call for assistance came in for a Canadian walker who had suffered a lower leg injury on the Beara Way near Knocknagorraveela. The team located the casualty, treated her at the scene a stretchered her off the mountain to an awaiting ambulance.

Sunday, June 21, 2015. Tomies, Rescue
The team were contacted by Valentia Coastguard after a man collapsed while hill walking with his daughter on Tomies Mountain. Nearby walkers came to the assistance of the pair as paramedics and Rescue Team personnel were helicoptered onto the mountain. The casualty was evacuated to Tralee General Hospital.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Ross Island, Rescue
The team along with a HSE ambulance crew were called to the rescue of a man in Killarney National Park who had sustained leg injuries while walking at Library Point, Ross Island. The man was treated for his injuries at the scene and transferred to a stretcher and transferred to Ross Castle, and the awaiting ambulance, by boat.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Purple Mountain, Alert
The team was contacted by Killarney Gardai after a man had collapsed on Purple Mountain. Rescue 115 was also tasked and after assessing the scene, the casualty was successfully airlifted and transferred to hospital for treatment.

Saturday, August 22, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team were called to assist a young Spanish lady near the top of the Devils Ladder on Carrauntoohil. The lady sustained head and back injuries when she fell while descending the mountain. Weather conditions were favorable and Rescue 115 successfully airlifted the causality from the gully.

Saturday, September 12, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team were contacted after a male walker sustained head injuries in a fall near the Heavenly Gates while descending Carrauntoohil. Members of the team located the man and treated him for his injuries while Rescue 117 assessed the area for a helicopter evacuation. The man was successfully airlifted at around 5pm and flown to Cork University Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Thursday, September 17, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team were contacted after an English couple became cragfast while descending from Carrauntoohil. Members of KMRT secured the couple using ropes and brought them to safety.

Sunday, September 20, 2015. Ben Lettery, Galway, Rescue
Six members of Kerry Mountain Rescue Team responded to a request for assistance from Galway Mountain Rescue Team with a search for a missing walker in the Twelve Bens, Connemara. he injured walker was located shortly after 2.00pm. He was transferred to an awaiting ambulance via stretcher.

Thursday, October 8, 2015. Old Kenmare Road, Rescue
Old Kenmare road, team contacted by Valencia to assist R115 and the ambulance service to evacuate a casualty who had taken ill. Team assisted the ambulance crew and stretchered the casualty to the awaiting R115.

Saturday, October 10, 2015. Clonkeen, Alert
The team were contacted by Killarney Gardai to help find a man lost in the woods between Clonkeen and the county bounds. The man was found by locals as team were on route. Team stood down.

Saturday, October 31, 2015. Torc, Alert
The team were contacted by Killarney Gardai for assistance with a man who had taken ill on top of Torc. The man was complaining of stomack pain. The team were put on standby as R115 attended. Man had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Saturday, October 31, 2015. Hags Glen, Assistance
The team were contacted by family members who reported that a lady walker was overdue at Cronin’s yard. Two member’s located the lady before team was called.

Sunday, November 1, 2015. Coomloughra, Assistance
The team were contacted late on Sunday night by Killarney Gardai to help in finding a missing woman in the Caher area. A full callout was initiated with lady being quickly found near the top of the hydro road in Coomloughra.

Saturday, December 5, 2015. Glenflesk, Alert
The team were contacted by Killarney Water Rescue for assistance in a flooding situation in Glenflesk. They requested the use of a vehicle. Team helped with advice only.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team were contacted by Tralee Gardai to attend to a man with suspected broken leg at the base of Carrauntoohil. Team located casualty and evacuated him to a awaiting ambulance in very bad weather conditions.

2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016. Mangerton, Search
The team were contacted by Tralee Gardai for assistance in finding an paraglider like object and perhaps it’s driver on Mangerton, as reported by a local. The team carried out a search of an area at outlet of the punch bowl, and with nothing found, the team stood down. R115 assisted both on the evening and the morning after.

Sunday, February 21, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Alert
The Team were contacted at 18.30 after Gardai received a report that shouts for help had been heard in the Heavenly Gates area. A number of Team members were dispatched to investigate but heard no further shouts and established that there were no cars unaccounted for. The alert was stood down at 21.00.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Assistance
Valentia Coast Guard asked for help in the evacuation of two young women from the top of the Devil's Ladder. One had suffered a lower leg injury and the other had a panic attack. The team assembled in the Hags Glen as R115 airlifted both.

Thursday, May 5, 2016. Baurearagh, Search
An extensive search in conjunction with the Air Corps helicopter was carried out for a local sheep farmer along the Caha mountains. He later turned up in Adrigole, having been benighted.

Monday, May 9, 2016. Blarney, Referral
Anglesey street Garda Cork asked the team to help the local fire unit with evacuation of a man from Blarney Castle. The man had taken ill, and the team advised the local Coastguard Unit be tasked. Rescue 115 also responded.

Thursday, May 19, 2016. Cnoc na Toinne, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance in attending to a man who had taken a fall on the Zig Zags. The man eceived severe injury’s to his head, neck and back and was treated before being evacuated to R115 who transferred him to University Hospital Kerry.

Sunday, May 22, 2016. Muckross, Alert
The team was called by Killarney Gardai for assistance in attending to a missing woman in the Muckross area. The team was put on stand-by and stood down again when woman was found by Gardai.

Sunday, May 29, 2016. Cnoc na Toinne, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance with an incident on the Zig Zags route on Cnoc na Toinne. A man had taken a fall and injured his arm among other injuries. The team assisted R115 and also escorted his friends off the hill.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Hags Glen, Assistance
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance with an incident in the Hags Glen where a woman had taken a fall and received head injury’s. As team and R115 arrived in the area it was discovered that the woman had waked to Cronin’s yard. A R115 paramedic checked her out and she was advised to attend A&E by road.

Saturday, June 11, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Search
A dawn search was initiated for a Newcastle doctor following his failure to return from the hill the previous day. The Air Corps helicopter located him camping in the Hag's Glen.

Sunday, June 12, 2016. Gap of Dunloe, Referral
The team was contacted by a guide requesting advice concerning one of his clients. The man had dislocated his shoulder in the Gap of Dunloe and was sitting in the guides 4W drive. The team advised to take him to Southdoc.

Saturday, June 18, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team was called by Killarney Gardai for assistance with an incident where a woman had fallen on Carrauntoohil and sustained a injury to her ankle. The team lowered the casualty down the Devil's Ladder and transferred her to the awaiting R115.

Saturday, June 18, 2016. Mangerton, Assistance
After the previous callout ended, the team was called by Killarney Gardai for assistance with an incident where a woman had got separated from her companion while coming off Mangerton. While team were commencing search the woman turned up safe and well.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Brandon, Alert
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance with an incident where a man was overdue after going for a walk on Brandon. The man later found walking along the road by members of Dingle Coastguard after taking the wrong route.

Saturday, July 2, 2016. Mangerton, Alert
The team was called by Killarney Gardai for assistance with an incident in Kenmare where a young boy fell into a sink hole. While team was preparing to respond, Gardai came back to report that the boy had been evacuated.

Saturday, July 2, 2016. Mangerton, Alert
The team was called by Killarney Gardai for assistance with an incident where a member of the public had heard calls for help the Mangerton area. Three team members responded. As nothing was found and nobody had been reported missing, the team was stood down.

Sunday, July 10, 2016. Cnoc na Toinne, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance in attending to a man who had taken a fall on the Zig Zags route on Cnoc na Toinne. The man had received severe injury’s to his head and back and was treated before being evacuated to R115 who transferred him to University Hospital Kerry. The weather conditions were very bad during the operation.

Saturday, July 16, 2016. Brandon, Assistance
The team was called by Tralee Gardai to assist in finding a young man missing on Brandon. Tralee members attended and located the person and subsequently re-united him with his group.

Sunday, July 17, 2016. Sneem, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai to assist an ambulance in the evacuation of a woman from Luxembourg with lower leg injuries on the Kerry Way, west of Sneem. The casualty was evacuation to the waiting ambulance.

Saturday, July 23, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
The team was called by Tralee Gardai to a fallen walker on the north face of Carrauntoohil. Unfortunately the person was deceased. The team responded in conjunction with R115 to locate the man's body. The body was lowered to the 'second level' and stretchered down to the Landrover. The remains were handed over to Gardai at 21.00 hrs at Lisliebane.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Hungry Hill, Referral
The team received a call from a private citizen asking for help for his friends who were cragfast on Hungry Hill. The team passed incident to Castletownbere Coastguard.

Saturday, July 30, 2016. Dingle Way, Rescue
Tralee members responded to a call from Dingle Coastguard to help in the evacuation of a young woman with a lower leg injury on the Dingle way near Tralee. In a joint operation with Dingle Coastguard and the Ambulance Services, the woman was stretchered to an awaiting ambulance.

Saturday, July 30, 2016. Torc, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance in attending to an American woman who had taken a fall from a look out area on the path above Torc Waterfall. The team evacuated the woman, hauling her up on to the path on a rope system, from there the stretcher was handed over to an awaiting ambulance.

Thursday, August 4, 2016. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
The team was called by Tralee Gardai for assistance in attending to a man who had become cragfast near the top of O’Shea’s gulley. R115 attempted to lift two members to area but failed due to low fog. The team located the man, short roped him and walked him of the hill.

Saturday, August 27, 2016. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
The Killarney Gardai contacted the team after a walker had gotten into difficulty on the Coimín na Péiste ridge. R115 was also tasked and ferried members close to the location of the walker. The man and his companion were located, treated and walked off the mountain.

Monday, September 12, 2016. Hungry Hill, Rescue
The team were called by Valentia Coastguard to assist the Castletownbere unit in the rescue of a family who had become cragfast on Hungry Hill. Members of the Coastguard hoisted the family to safety before team members short-roped them down the mountain. The callout concluded at 5am.

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