2017 proves a busy year for South East Mountain Rescue

2017 was a very busy year for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Group which saw a spike in the number of call outs.

SEMRA, which is a volunteer organisation who have a base in Clonmel, attended 28 call-outs to people in distress in 2017.

The organisation currently costs around 45,000 euro a year to run – 7,000 of which comes from Government grants.

However if call outs continue to increase, the group will need additional funding.

Speaking on Tipp Today this morning their spokesperson, Jimmy Barry, said there are more people out walking than previously…