Ireland: Mountain Rescue Teams find missing walkers in the Wicklow Mountains – 291013 2000z

Two men lost in Camenabologue found after extensive search by two Mountain Rescue Teams in foul weather yesterday.

At 19:14hrs yesterday (Monday) members of the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Sochna for 2 walkers who had become lost in the area of Camenabologue.

The 2 men who started their walk from Fentons in the Glen of Imaal became lost when the weather deteriorated. Mountain rescue search planners mapped the walkers route which took them over Lugnaquilla Mountain and in the direction of Table Track. Search parties were deployed onto the hill from the Glen of Imaal side by the army whilst other teams were deployed from the Baravore Car Park.

Weather conditions were extremely poor meaning no air asset could assist with the search. Visibility was down to metres and searchers were using whistle blast techniques as a means of attraction.
At approximately 22:35hrs the 2 men were located safe and well, treated for mild hypothermia and walked safely off the mountain.

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