Search for missing man at Kilkee

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard were called to assist in the search for a man who had fallen from his boat at the Diamond Rocks off Kilkee coast. He and another man had fallen into the water when their boat over turned. The other man was rescued from underneath the upturned hull by divers .He had been able to remain safe in an airpocket. He was airlifted to Tralee General hospital.

Doolin Coast Guard assisted Kilkee Coast Guard, Kilkee Marine Rescue, and Kilkee divers and the Kilkee Fire Brigade

Doolin Coast Guard Delta launched from Doolin and later searched at the scene , the D-Class launched at Kilkee and also searched the area.There were also shore searchers along the shore.The search was stood down at dark and will resume in the morning.

Incident 35/08

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“Nine Lives” Book Launch

by Caitriona in  Media

David Courtney

David Courtney has seen tragedy and triumph up close and personal, during his years as a pilot in Ireland’s helicopter rescue services.

This gripping memoir, from a rescue pilot with some 300 team missions under his belt, vividly illustrates how extraordinary such a life can be. It recounts hair-raising missions that often took place at night, sometimes trying to hover and winch a man onto a heaving deck in pitch darkness during intense gale force winds.

This is an authentic, modest and engrossing account of a life lived in a difficult profession – highlighting the marvellous co-operation between the various rescue services of our coasts and mountains, both professional and voluntary.

A fascinating story of real life heroes doing their daily business of protecting the people who stand in harm’s way.
To be officially launched by Kevin Myers

September 19 at 6.30pm, The Ennis Bookshop, Ennis, Co Clare


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Man with broken leg rescued from rib

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At approximately 13:40 hrs on Sunday 14 September, members of the Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard were called to Doolin pier to assist in the rescue of a man on board a RIB who had suffered a broken leg. It is understood his leg became trapped in the anchor chain whilst the boat was underway. The man was brought ashore and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Incident 33/08

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Clare Garda 130 KM Cycle

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Members of Doolin Coast Guard accompanied the Garda cyclists on parts of the 130 km route from Doolin to Killaloe.Killaloe Coast Guard and the other Search and Rescue Groups were also on the route.All money raised will go to Clare based water search and rescue services, Kilrush RNLI, Doolin Coast Guard Unit, Lahinch Search and Rescue, Bunratty Search and Rescue, Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, Saint Caimins Search and Rescue and Kilkee Search and Rescue.
Many thanks to the Garda Cyclists and all those involved.

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SAR Excercise at Kilkee

by Caitriona in  General/Notices, Training

Coast Guard Units from Kilkee, Doolin, and Ballybunion, the Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, The RNLI Fenit All-Weather Trent Class Lifeboat , Clare Civil Defence,and Kilkee Marine Rescue all took part in a search and rescue demonstration at Kilkee. Members of the public watched  climbing exercises by the Coast Guard Units and the Civil Defence.The Fenit lifeboat and Kilkee Marine Rescue demonstrated water rescues and the helicopter  winched a casualty from a liferaft.

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Boat washed ashore

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 9.26 a.m. a member of the public alerted Doolin Coast Guard to a small rib washed ashore off Kilmacreehy near Liscannor. Members of the Coast Guard went immediatley to the scene and MRCC set off the Doolin Unit pagers. The D-Class boat was launched from Liscannor pier. Coast Guard members lifted the boat off the rocks and it was then towed by the D-class back to Liscannor Pier. The boat is believed to have broken from it’s moorings at Liscannor Pier during the previous nights bad weather.

Incident 32/08

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