Mountain rescue volunteers were called to four separate incidents yesterday as good weather encouraged hikers and climbers into the Dublin and Wicklow mountains.
The alerts included a hillwalker who collapsed while climbing Lugnaquilla, a mountain biker who suffered an injury at Ticknock, a climber who fell 30 metres at Glendalough and a paraglider who sustained multiple injuries on the Great Sugar Loaf.
Teams from Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team responded along with Gardaí, the National Ambulance Service and two Coast Guard helicopters.
A volunteer spokesperson later said that while days like these are rare, they show the importance of co-operation between voluntary and statutory emergency services.
- Digital Desk