The volunteer Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) has urged caution following recent callouts.
Over the past seven days, the team was tasked twice concerning the welfare of individuals.
Last Wednesday, the team was alerted at 10:47 am by An Garda Siochana in Buncrana to assist in locating a missing person. Thankfully, the person was found safe and well a few hours later.
Then, on the evening of Friday 16th, the team was alerted after a man was late returning to his vehicle in the Bluestack Mountains.
However, Gardai then reported they had made contact with the male and there was no concern for his safety.
“The nights are closing in, folks – If you are heading out, do keep this in mind,” a DMRT spokesperson said.
“Pack warm clothing and a torch/head light. Always be sure to let someone know where you are going, how long for and, if possible, let those people know if you have been held up. Enjoy this beautiful time of year in our hills.”
DMRT provides an emergency response, remote environment and extreme terrain search and rescue service for County Donegal. The team is comprised completely of volunteers who are on 24 hour call, 365 days of the year.
The team is tasked by An Garda Síochána, so if there is an emergency please call 112 or 999 directly.
This is to ensure an appropriate coordinated response.
To make a donation to the team, log on to https://www.idonate.ie/dmrt/293/donate