South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association attend to approximately 25 callouts annually. The most recent incident occurred only last weekend in The Galtee mountains.
A female walker who was out with a walking group in the Galtees sustained a lower leg injury on the return walk to the car park. South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) were holding a training session in the Galtees on the same day and were at the scene of the incident within five minutes.
The injured party was checked out by Mountain Rescue team medics and was stretchered off the mountain to the road at the Glen of Aherlow side. She was transported by HSE ambulance to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel .
According to team leader Ray Bradfield - “Conditions on the day were good, with cloud only at high level and a clear day otherwise. It was fortunate we were training in the immediate vicinity of the incident as the casualty had virtually no wait time. Many of our callouts are related to lower leg injury and our team members are highly qualified in the area of Wilderness First Aid so she was in good hands. For anyone who finds themselves in difficulty on the mountain please dial 112 or 999 for Mountain Rescue”
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association is an emergency 24/ 7/ 365, voluntary Search and Rescue team covering all the Mountains of the South East of Ireland and is funded mainly by donation and public generosity.