Mourne Mountain Rescue Team Assists Injured Walker with Crush Injury

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist an individual who suffered a serious lower limb injury while walking in the Annalong Valley on May 8th. The team received the request for assistance via Police at 10:10 AM.

According to the team, the casualty had suffered a crush injury as a result of a falling boulder. The team immediately requested ambulance support and responded to the location. Upon reaching the casualty, the team immobilised and treated them before evacuating them on a stretcher to a team vehicle.

The casualty was then transferred to the ambulance for further medical attention. A total of 17 members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team responded to the callout and were able to provide timely assistance to the injured walker.

“Our thoughts are with the casualty and their family at this time,” the team said in a statement.

Injuries sustained while hiking or walking in mountainous terrain can be severe and require immediate medical attention. The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team reminds hikers and walkers to take appropriate safety measures and to always be prepared for unexpected incidents.

“Our team is always ready and willing to assist those in need,” the team added. “We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community and assist those who require our help.”

Image Source: Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

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