Hiker in 'significant pain' with injured ankle rescued from Wicklow mountain

By Emma Nevin

A woman was rescued after injuring her ankle while hiking on a Wicklow mountain on Sunday.

The hiker was walking along the col between War Hill and Djouce Mountain with a group when she got into difficulty.

Her ankle injury was causing her "significant pain" and she was "unable to bear weight" on it.

At approximately 4pm, the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain rescue team were tasked to recue to the woman.

The hiker and her group were located using SARLOC technology and once their location was confirmed, rescuers found them and treated the woman.

She was then extracted down to an ambulance waiting on the road side.

In a separate incident at Turlough Hill and Glenealo Valley, a walker was evacuated in a stretcher after becoming "exhausted" while out hiking with their partner.

Members of the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team (Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Facebook)

The pair were hiking on Monday at around 4:45pm when the individual "could no longer continue on their journey".

The Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Siochana to save the couple.

SARLOC technology to locate them and mountain rescuers evacuated the person by stretcher.

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