IN A MOUNTAIN RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 999 or 112

CALLOUT STATS

NATURE OF CALLOUTS (1966-PRESENT)

  • RESCUE 30%
  • FATALITY 13%
  • ALERT 32%
  • SEARCH 15%
  • ASSISTANCE 8%
  • REFERRAL 3%

Fatality
When the team is called upon to recover a body or when a casualty dies subsequent to a rescue effort.

Rescue
Where an injured/sick casualty is treated by the team and/or evacuated by the team, or when a cragfast casualty is evacuated to safety from a precarious position,

Search
When the team is called upon to search for missing person(s), regardless of the outcome of the search, unless it results in a subsequent rescue or body recovery.

Assistance
When the team gives assistance to a person suffering from non-serious injuries in a situation which they would probably have been able to overcome without the assistance of the team, or when the team commences a rescue effort for an injured or cragfast casualty who is eventually airlifted prior to the team’s arrival.

Alert
When the team is alerted or put on standby, or when the team is called out but stood down prior to any search or rescue operation being undertaken.

Referral
When the callout is non-mountain in nature and it has been referred on to a more appropriate agency, eg. Civil Defence

NATURE OF NON-FATAL INJURIES

%

LEG

%

CARDIAC

%

HEAD / FACIAL

%

ARM

%

TORSO / BACK

%

EXHAUSTION / HYPOTHERMIA

CAUSE OF FATALITIES (1966-PRESENT)

  • FALL 62%
  • DROWNING 17%
  • SUICIDE 7%
  • CARDIAC 10%
  • UNKNOWN 4%

LOCATION OF CALLOUTS

%

McGILLYCUDDY REEKS

%

BEARA PENINSULA

%

DINGLE PENINSULA

%

IVERAGH PENINSULA

%

PURPLE / TOMIES AREA

%

OTHER

%

MANGERTON

%

NON-MOUNTAIN