Emergency Services Assist Unwell Hill Walker In Co. Tipp


Photo Credit: Killaloe Coast Guard Unit

Emergency services attended a call out after a hill walker become unwell on the Silvermines this evening.

Killaloe Coast Guard unit was tasked just after 6pm to assist members of the SEMRA and the National Ambulance service in Co Tipperary.

The all terrain vehicle and a 4×4 travelled the walking tracks to the location where the causality was been cared for by members of SEMRA and a member of Killaloe Coast Guard.

The causality was transported by Coast Guard members to the awaiting ambulance where he was treated my Paramedic’s.

Separately South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association were callout this afternoon just after 17:20 to the Silvermines/Knocknroe Woods loop in Nenagh, after walker fell ill on the trail.

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were first on scene at the casualty site and provided initial care before handing over to National Ambulance Service (NAS) staff.

While this operation was underway SEMRA were also on standby for a callout in the Ballyhoura Mountains to a casualty with a suspected lower injury.

National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Cork County Fire Service attended on scene and were able to attend to the casualty without additional assistance from SEMRA.