Dial 999, ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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100% Committed.

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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Mountain Rescue in the UK is a voluntary service. To maintain this valuable community operation, we rely solely on the support and generosity of you – the public.

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Callout 20.05.24;

At 1612hrs today, the team received a request via Police to assist a walker who’d suffered a debilitating injury on the summit of Slieve Donard.

Given the location, Police Air Support was initially requested but unable to assist, with a further request to JRCC deploying Rescue 116 from Dublin.

Team members were airlifted to the peak and after stabilisation, the casualty was carried to the aircraft and transferred to Donard Park in Newcastle for onward journey to hospital.

Alongside support from Police, Police Air Support, Irish Coastguard and in particular Rescue 116, the team had 14 members respond and stood down at 1850hrs,

We wish the casualty well.

#PlanAhead #BePrepared #StaySafe #BeAdventureSmart
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Callout 20.05.24;

At 1612hrs today, the team received a request via Police to assist a walker who’d suffered a debilitating injury on the summit of Slieve Donard. 

Given the location, Police Air Support was initially requested but unable to assist, with a further request to JRCC deploying Rescue 116 from Dublin.

Team members were airlifted to the peak and after stabilisation, the casualty was carried to the aircraft and transferred to Donard Park in Newcastle for onward journey to hospital. 

Alongside support from Police, Police Air Support, Irish Coastguard and in particular Rescue 116, the team had 14 members respond and stood down at 1850hrs,

We wish the casualty well.

#PlanAhead #BePrepared #StaySafe #BeAdventureSmart

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What a nightmare for the injured party. I'm sure being helicoptered off the mountains was the last thing she or he anticipated. Thank God for the heroes and heroines who got you to safety. They give us all peace of mind.

Well done everyone! Hope the casualty recovers well!

Well done everyone involved you all do amazing work. We couldn’t do without you and all you do to help people in trouble keep the brilliant work up 👌

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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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In an emergency dial 999 ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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