Sunday, 17th December 2017
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South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association are happy to report that after an extended search in the Galtee Mountains a missing male walker has been found safe and well this morning. SEMRA were initially tasked on Tuesday evening of last week to search for a male walker who had been reported missing. The initial night search was carried out in heavy mist and very poor visibility.

Further search planning took place in the early hours of this morning after the search parties had returned to the road head at the Black Road. Due to the large search area a number of other teams were called to assist.

The search resumed at first light last Wednesday. The multi agency operation included Kerry Mountain Rescue Team, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, GARDA, Tipperary Civil Defence, Cahir Gardai, Valentia Coast Guard. Rescue 117 was on standby but the cloud and rain prevented it’s deployment on the mountain.

The missing walker who had spend the night on the mountain was found by a search party shortly after 10am today high up on the mountain. He was able to walk off the mountain to the Black Road and was transferred by waiting Land Rover to the rescue base. Thanks to all the organisations and locals who helped bring this search to a positive conclusion.

SEMRA provide a voluntary mountain rescue service to the South East on a 24hour by 365 days per year basis. The team which was founded in 1977 has been in existence for 40 years this year. The team recently completed it’s 400th callout over the 40 year period.

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