Mountain Rescue in the Comeragh Mountains.

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Mountain Rescue responded to two separate incidents in the Comeragh Mountains yesterday.

At 13.20 on Sunday a call was received from An Garda Siochana in Waterford, seeking assistance for a female hillwalker who had sustained a leg injury while descending Coumtay. South Eastern Mountain Rescue Team was placed on full Team Callout status. A large-scale mountain rescue operation involving thirty rescuers from two teams a technical lower down 400m of steep slope followed by a 500m stretcher carry and an off-road drive in a Land Rover before the casualty was transferred to a HSE NAS ambulance at the road head.

While responding to the incident in Coumtay, Mountain Rescue was notified of a second incident near Lake Coumshingaun. With the assistance of Mountain Rescue and National ambulance services Paramedics on the scene, this casualty was airlifted to Rathgormack GAA field for transfer to University Hospital Waterford.