A specially modified emergency Land Rover Discovery assisted the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association’s 500th operation in Ireland, marking a 20-year partnership.
Landmark rescue: The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) has used Land Rover vehicles for 20 years and recently completed its 500th rescue using a Discovery SUV
Open for business: SEMRA volunteers are on standby as Ireland reopens and people enjoy its epic landscapes again
Purpose by design: Discovery has enough room for a stretcher in the back alongside a medic, plus space for a full rescue kit
Versatile capability: Seven-seat premium SUV and practical Discovery Commercial deliver all-terrain capability, on-road comfort and first-class interior capacity
As coronavirus travel restrictions in Ireland are lifted, Land Rover has revealed its role in supporting the 500th operation carried out by the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA). A specially prepared Land Rover Discovery helped the team reach and rescue casualties earlier this year.
The SEMRA crew has attended 100 rescues over the last three years and its pair of Land Rover models are trusted and highly versatile members of the team. The Discovery was chosen for its unique combination of capability, comfort and space while its intuitive controls make the premium SUV a confidence-inspiring choice for the large team of volunteers.
SEMRA provides the only search and rescue service for those in difficulty on the mountains of south-east Ireland and covers one of the largest areas of any mountain rescue team in the UK and Ireland.
The volunteer service typically operates round the clock 365 days a year across the Galtee, Knockmealdown, Comeragh and Blackstairs mountains and is preparing for a resumption of activities following the coronavirus lockdown, which prevented people from visiting the region’s remotest spots.