Two call-outs for SEMRA yesterday

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Personnel from the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) were called out on two occasions yesterday.

The first call-out happened at 2.30pm when volunteers were tasked by Waterford gardai to assist two walkers who had become stuck in an area east of the Mahon Falls. The full team responded to the call and lowered the stranded walkers to safety.

Shortly afterward, at a 4.45pm Cahir gardai informed them of a man who had got lost driving remote forest tracks on the north side of the Knockmealdown Mountains. The man was soon located and the incident came to an end at 7 pm.

Meanwhile, SEMRA’s Jimmy Barry has revealed that he is to retire later this year after spending 20 years in the service of the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association.