Search for Missing Person (day 2)

by Admin in  Callouts

UPDATE: 19 June ’08

The unit assembled this morning at 07:00hrs for a shoreline search of the cliffs of Moher area. Early on in the search, a search team established a visual contact of the casualty in a large cave. Due to the sea state, a recovery attempt would not be attempted until 12:30 hrs [low tide] which may afford a better ‘weather window’. In slightly improved conditions, at low tide, a successful attempt was made to recover the body which was taken to Doolin Pier and handed over to attending Gardaí.

 Incident 16/08

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Search for Missing Person

by Admin in  Callouts

The unit was tasked this evening by Valentia MRS to search for a missing person in the Cliffs of Moher area. The unit launched both it’s Delta RIB & D-class inflatable boats as well as deploying several shoreline search teams. The unit was subsequently assisted in the search by local Gardaí & and the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter. With fading light the search has been called off until tomorrow morning.

 Incident 16/08

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Search for suspected swimmer in trouble

by Caitriona in  Callouts

A member of the public reported what they thought was a swimmer in difficulty off Tra Leathan at 21.00. Shore searchers,Delta , D-Class and Coast Guard Helipcopter searched the area. Missing person turned out to be a surfer who had been in that location earlier and had left the water.

Incident 15/08

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Search and Recovery at the Cliffs of Moher

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The Team were tasked to search for a missing person at the cliffs of Moher this morning. After a brief search a body was located and recovered to Doolin.

Incident 14/08

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Sponsored Walk in Miltown Malbay

by Admin in  General/Notices, Media

Some members of the team attended a sponsored walk in Miltown Malbay, They were displaying our new mobile control unit. We will post more on the control unit shortly.

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Congratulations to Caitriona and Zac

by Admin in  General/Notices

Congratulations to Caitriona (Coast Guard and SARDA member) and Zac (SARDA search dog) www.doolincoastguard.com/html/dogs_.html

Caitriona and Zac qualified as a novice search dog team at the weekend, and are now on the callout list of SARDA www.sardaireland.com. Over the last two and half years they have been training and were assessed by SARDA England, SARDA Wales and SARDA Northern Ireland. Thanks to Zacs accension there are currently two dog teams in SARDA Ireland and hopefully there will be more by the end of the year.

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