At around 3.30pm on Sunday last, the mountain rescue team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association was alerted to an incident in the Comeragh Mountains. A lady hill walker had fallen and injured her lower leg during an
organised walk around Lough Coumshingaun. Two members of the mountain rescue team happened to be near where the accident happened and went to her aid. They were able to direct more mountain rescue members to the exact location. It was decided to call in the Coast Guard helicopter from Waterford to evacuate the woman. The MRCC (Marine Rescue Coordinating Center) in Dublin scrambled the helicopter from Waterford and it was over the accident site within 10 minutes. The hill walker was airlifted and taken to Waterford Regional Hospital. Mountain rescue personnel escorted the remainder of the walking group off the mountains to their cars.