22 July 2020

Discovery vehicle of choice for SEMRA rescue group

The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) has carried out its 500th operation and over the last three years has attended over 100 rescues using Land Rover vehicles, writes Brian Byrne.

The volunteer group uses a Land Rover Discovery for getting to difficult locations, which can carry a stretcher with a medic sitting alongside the patient.

SEMRA provides the only search and rescue service for those in difficulty on the mountains of south east Ireland and typically operates round the clock 365 days a year across the Galtee, Knockmealdown, Comeragh and Blackstairs mountains.

The Discovery has been lightly modified for operational duties and features a comprehensive list of emergency and first aid kit, powerful emergency lighting, a roof box, additional interior lighting and rear stowage nets.