Heroic couple who rescued freezing canine from mountain reported to gardai for breaching 5km rule

A heroic couple who rescued an ice-cold dog from the top of a mountain reportedly reported to Gardai for crossing the 5 km limit.

The couple, who both work as doctors, are said to have been at the Elbowroom Escape Lodge in Donard, Co Wicklow, at the time of the rescue.

The Lodge had offered to offer “Mental Health Breaks” to the frontline staff on its Instagram page.

However, one member of the public reported that the couple had broken non-essential travel rules and Gardai was investigating the operation of the lodge.

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A Garda spokesman told Dublin Live: “Gardai in Wicklow is conducting investigations into premises in the Donard area of ​​Wicklow.

“The premises in question will remain closed until the result of the Garda investigation.

“The Health Act of 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No. 10) of Ordinance 2020 in the currently valid version is currently in force.

“In support of COVID-19 public health guidelines and regulations, An Garda Síochána has and will adopt a tiered police response based on its consensual policing tradition. This has led Gardaí to get involved, educate, encourage and prevail as a last resort.

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“Whenever Gardai detects potential violations of public health regulations, a file is created for the DPP or, if necessary, a fixed payment notification is issued.”