Dial 999, ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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Serviced by dedicated unpaid volunteers, we rely on your support all year round.

The history of organised Mountain Rescue teams began on this island in 1962 when the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was founded. The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team and the An Óige Mountain Rescue Team were later founded in 1966.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is made up entirely of volunteers who live close to the Mournes. Based at the foot of Slieve Donard in the coastal town of Newcastle, all operations and callouts are currently conducted from the PSNI Station.

Lidl Northern Ireland has been given the green light to proceed with plans to develop a new state-of-the-art store in Newcastle, County Down. The new store, which will be located at Shan Slieve Drive and Bryansford Road, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, will also provide The Team the space it needs to develop a new facility, future-proofing the organisation and its ability to continue providing a lifesaving service.

The Team are actively fundraising and seeking your help to ensure we have the funds in place to make this exciting project a reality. We need YOUR help to get us the funds we need! To find out how you can donate please visit our donation page. Every Lidl helps…

2021 in numbers

Man Hours

Up 57% from 2020

Callouts

Up 52% from 2020

Team Members

No Change

People Assisted

Down 26% from 2020

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Callout #2 15.06.24;

At 1934hrs this evening, the team received a request via Police to assist a walker who’d taken ill while descending from the Gap of Pollaphuca.

Given the seriousness of the call, the team sent an immediate response alongside requesting a SAR Helicopter to assist, with JRCC deploying UK Coast Guards Rescue 936 from Caernarfon.

On arrival, team members assessed, stabilised and packaged the casualty before stretchering them to an accessible area for transfer to the aircraft for a quick evacuation.

Once on scene, Rescue 936, provided further care before transferring the Casualty direct to Hospital.

Alongside assistance from JRCC, Rescue 936 and a NIAS Crew which remained on standby, the team had 14 members respond and stood down at 2238hrs.

We wish the casualty well.

#PlanAhead #BePrepared #StaySafe #BeAdventureSmart
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Callout #2 15.06.24;

At 1934hrs this evening, the team received a request via Police to assist a walker who’d taken ill while descending from the Gap of Pollaphuca. 

Given the seriousness of the call, the team sent an immediate response alongside requesting a SAR Helicopter to assist, with JRCC deploying UK Coast Guards Rescue 936 from Caernarfon.  

On arrival, team members assessed, stabilised and packaged the casualty before stretchering them to an accessible area for transfer to the aircraft for a quick evacuation. 

Once on scene, Rescue 936, provided further care before transferring the Casualty direct to Hospital.

Alongside assistance from JRCC, Rescue 936 and a NIAS Crew which remained on standby, the team had 14 members respond and stood down at 2238hrs. 

We wish the casualty well.

#PlanAhead #BePrepared #StaySafe #BeAdventureSmart

13 CommentsComment on Facebook

Very busy week for you guys but yet again there to help if there was any volunteering group needs a permanent base it's MMRT thanks again for giving your time from all at MRG

Well do e to all involved 👏 I pray the casualty has a speedy recovery.

A busy weekend for the brilliant team. Many thanks to all involved and speedy recovery to the casualty.

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About Us

The Team is made up of 36 volunteers who live in and around the Mourne area. We are on call 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We undertake a substantial amount of training in advanced first aid, technical rope work and search management.

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