At 13.25 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit were called to Doolin Pier.While a currach was being launched it got swept out with the Easterly breeze and washed ashore on Crab Island. No one was onboard at the time. The D-Class was launched and the currach was safely towed back to Doolin Pier. The team then assistd the owner in recovering the currach from the water.
by Ian in Callouts
At 23:10hrs MRSC Valentia requested search teams from Kilkee & Doolin Coast Guard units to check out numerous reports of a flare, sighted west of Seafield pier, Quilty. Both units searched their respective areas en-route, and rendezvoused at Seafield pier. There they coordinated the search efforts of the Aran Islands Lifeboat which had also been tasked to the search area. With the area thoroughly searched and nothing found, Valentia MRSC stood down all the units involved at 02:40hrs.
Gardaí from Ennistymon also assisted in the search.
At 04.00 Doolin Coast Guard were put on standby for a possible call out at the Doolin Cave System.
Three cavers were unable to get out of the cave due to rising water at the entrance. ICRO were at the scene since 03.00. Doolin Coast Guard were called to assist at 08.30. Also at the scene were the Gardaí, and the Fire Service with pumping equipment. The Sligo based Coast Guard Helicopter assisted by collecting specialised cave radio equipment from Enniskillen and taking it to Doolin.
The cavers were safely assisted from the Fisher Street pot, having been in the cave for over 20 hours. All were well.
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At 18.15 , Doolin Coast Guard were called to Slieve Callan. A man had become lost on the hill as fog descended.On arrival at the scene ,it was found that the man had been able to make his way down safely as friends had guided him out with the use of mobile phones.Gardaí were also at the scene.
At 14.05 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit were paged to go to Freagh Point near Miltown Malbay. A man had been cut off from the mainland by the incoming tide. Doolin D-Class launched at Liscannor and the Delta went to the scene from Doolin pier.On arrival, The D-Class crew took the man onboard and put him safely ashore.
At 15.00 Doolin Coast Guard investigated a suspected flare at Trá Leathain.
A member of the public saw what they believed to be a flare,
on investigation it was found to be a firework.
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