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These rescuers helped find a family lost on Knockmealdowns mountains

So did the gardaí, Irish Coast Guard and Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team.


A FAMILY OF five lost on on mountains between Co Tipperary and Co Waterford were rescued thanks to the work of a number of agencies yesterday.

One of them, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA), reported that it was called out yesterday evening to come to the assistance of a family group who had become lost while walking in the Knockmealdowns Mountains.

Gardaí sent out the message just after 8pm that help was needed .

The two adults and three children under 12 had been walking in the vicinity of The Vee and Bay Lough “when they became disoriented due to failing light”, said SEMRA.

10904554_934169629927252_6314906485747440639_o Source: SEMRA via Facebook

It joined the gardaí, Irish Coast Guard, Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team, and the Waterford-based Rescue 117 helicopter in helping find the family group.

SEMRA was placed on ‘full team callout’ status in response to the incident.

The family were located at 4am after a large-scale search and rescue operation. They were all safe and well when found.

SEMRA thanked An Garda Siochana, Irish Coast Guard and Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team for their assistance in this successful multi-agency response.

On Facebook, the rescuers added:

SEMRA would also like to thank all our “significant others” who allowed their Valentine’s Day plans to be scuppered this evening. We promise to make it up to you.

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