Browsing articles from "July, 2009"

Barrel washed ashore

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 20.25, Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC, Valentia to investigate a report of a barrel washed ashore at Pól Sallagh, North of Doolin. Coast Guard members went to the area, located the barrel which had contained oil. The barrel was sealed in plastic and removed from the shore.

Incident 28/09

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Pól Elva Cave

by Caitriona in  Callouts


At 15.20 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit were tasked by MRCC, Valentia, to assist ICRO (Irish Cave Rescue Organisation) at Pól Elva , 3 miles north of Lisdoonvarna. One of a group of four cavers had become trapped in a passage due to a strong flow of water in the cave. Ennistymon Branch of the Clare Fire and Rescue Service, the Gardaí and the HSE Ambulance from Ennistymon also assisted. ICRO co-ordinated the rescue. All four cavers were assisted from the cave , the caver who had been trapped was checked by Ambulance personnel and no further attention was required.

All emergency services and Doolin Coast Guard Unit stood down at 18.30

Incident 27/09

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Boat at Hags Head

by Caitriona in  Callouts

at 15.00 , MRCC , Valentia , tasked Doolin Coast Guard to assist a boat thought to be in difficulty off Hags Head. A member of the public reported a small boat close to the base of the cliffs at Hags Head and was concerned.

Doolin Coast Guard launched both the Delta and the D-Class boats and went to the scene. On arrival , they found the boat and crew to be in no danger , they were stationary as they were angling.Doolin Coast Guard boats returned to base and members stood down.

Incident 26/09

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Inis Óirr search

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The Doolin Delta boat went to Inis Óirr this morning to continue the search for a missing person on the Island.More Coast Guard team members along with a SARDA Ireland Search Dog  also went across on a passenger ferry. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta and the Aran Lifeboat conducted line searches from Inis Óirr to Blackhead. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter also searched the area. Galway Sub Aqua Club, a local boat and a boat from Carna also searched.

Coast Guard team members and the SARDA search dog searched the 10.2 km of coastline around the Island.



Day 3,14th July

Doolin Coast Guard Delta boat , the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter,Rescue 115 and the Aran Island Lifeboat continued an air and sea search around the Island and further today.

Air and sea searches continued on 15th and 16th of July.

A body , believed to be that of the missing man, was found across the bay at Inverin, Co Galway on 16th July.

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Man Airlifted from Pol Sallagh

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 17.05, MRCC Valentia , tasked Doolin Coast Guard Unit to an incident at Pól Sallagh, two and a half miles North of Doolin. A man had fallen from the rocks into the water.Doolin Coast Guard Delta boat was on another callout and searching off Inis Óirr. Doolin team members were already assembled at Doolin Coast Guard base, having prepared a landing site for Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 ,which was to take them to an incident on Inis Óirr. Members left immediately for Pól Sallagh and the helicopter , also tasked, diverted to the scene.The Helicopter, Recsue 115, was on scene within minutes and took the casualty from the sea and transferred  him to Limerick Regional Hospital. Doolin Coast Guard liased with the family members and Gardaí and MRCC  Valentia arranged to get a Garda Escort for the family to Limerick. Doolin team returned to base for transfer to Inis Óirr.

Incident 25/09

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Search on Inis Óirr

by Caitriona in  Callouts


At 16.00 today MRCC Valentia tasked Doolin Coast Guard Unit to assist in the search for a man missing on Inis Óirr, Aran Islands.The man, believed to be from Derry , was a visitor to the Island. He was last seen at 22.00 the previous evening. Local people and Garda had been searching since 09.00 in the morning. Coast Guard members assembled at base and the Doolin  Coast Guard Delta rib launched at 16.45 and proceeded to the Island where it began line searches with the Aran Lifeboat which was also tasked by MRCC Valentia. Coast Guard members prepared a landing site for the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115, also tasked to search . After diverting to another incident on the coast near Doolin,where it took a casualty from the water and flew to Limerick , it returned and transferred  Coast Guard search teams from Doolin to the Island and commenced air searches of the Island and coastline.

More team members and a SARDA Search Dog team were transferred by Doolin Coast Guard Delta rib and commenced shore and land searches on the Island. Teams stood down at 23.00 and returned to the mainland.

The search will continue in the morning.

Incident 24/09

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