Browsing articles from "August, 2008"

Boat towed to Liscannor Pier

by Caitriona in  Callouts

On Sunday 31-08-08 at 15-00 Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked to investigate a small boat left on anchor off Clahane. The owner of the boat had earlier swam ashore after engine failure and left the boat on anchor, but the tide was filling and there was a danger the boat would break it’s mooring as it was in the surf off Clahane. The Doolin Coast Guard D-class boat was launched at Liscannor pier and proceeded to Clahane. On arrival, the crew came along side the stricken boat and took it on tow back to Liscannor pier. The incident took one hour.

Incident 30/08

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Currach Races at Quilty

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin D-Class and Delta acted as safety boats for the Quilty Currach Races. There were local racing teams and also teams from Kilkee, Doonbeg,Connemara and Kerry.

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Rescued Jet Ski

by Caitriona in  Callouts

This evening at 19.30 Doolin Coast Guard were paged to assemble at base for a call out. A member of the public saw a jet ski off Crab Island and what they believed to be a person in difficulty in the water near by.

Doolin Coast Guard D-Class launched and went to the jet ski, Doolin Delta also launched and a search commenced. Very shortly after both boats were told to stand by as it was confirmed that there was no person in the water.

Jet skiers had earlier tied their jet ski to the mooring off Crab Island as it was too rough to recover it at the pier. Doolin Coast Guard assisted them in recovering the jet ski under rough conditions.

Incident 29/08

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Search on River Fergus : Day 6

by Caitriona in  Callouts

A body was recovered from the River Fergus today. Doolin Coast Guard member assisted Clare Civil Defence , The Fire Service and the Gardaí in the recovery.The body is believed to be that of the missing  man they had been searching for over the last number of days.

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Call out to assist in rescue of elderly man

by Caitriona in  Callouts

While on the river Fergus taking part in the search for the missing man, the Coast Guard boat crew were called by a HSE Ambulance to assist with a casualty. The boat was on the Clarecastle end of the river where they saw the HSE Ambulance on the bridge above. An elderly man had fallen down the embankment and they helped to collar and board the casualty. He was then taken to hospital by the HSE Ambulance.

Incident 28/08

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Search on River Fergus : Day 4 and 5

by Caitriona in  Callouts

The river was searched again with Doolin Coast Guard D-Class and the Civil Defence boat and the Ennis Sub Aqua Club divers on Saturday.

On Sunday the Doolin Coat Guard D-Class was  launched at 12.30 and searched the river. <

The D-Class crew resumed their search until stood down later that evening.

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