Close to 19.00 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC ,Valentia to go to Cappabhaile hill, Ballyvaughan, to assist a group of four walkers who were finding it difficult to make their way down.Ennistymon Gardaí had been contacted by a member of the group as they were concerned as it was getting late and the group did not have a map of the area. The walkers had started out at the Khyber Pass near the Caher Valley and continued over Gleninagh Mountain and onto Cappabhaile. They had come down on a side of the hill with difficult ground and a lot of scrub Doolin Coast Guard Members assembled , and went to the location to assist the walkers down.
At 14.36, Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC , Valentia , to go to The Cliffs of Moher. There had been a report that a person had fallen from the cliffs. The team assembled and launched the Delta rib. The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter had also been tasked and on arrival at the scene they recovered the body from the water.
At 01.45,Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC , Valentia, to go to Kilkee to assist in the search for a man believed to have gone swimming and not returned. Gardaí, Kilkee Coast Guard Unit and Kilkee Marine Rescue,members of Doolin Coast Guard Unit were on scene locally and The Shannon Based Coast Guard Helicopter was also tasked.The Doolin Coast Guard Delta and D-Class Rib were taken down by road.
The man was located safe and well in the town and team was stood down.
Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia to investigate a report from a concerned person. Three men had boarded a small dinghy with no lifejackets on at Gleninagh pier, south Galway bay area. A team was dispatched by road to the area, they sighted the dinghy one km. off shore and attempted to make contact with the persons on board. No contact was made, after observing the dinghy and crew, who were fishing, a report was passed to MRSC Valentia. A decision was made not to intervene. Team returned to base and stood down.
At 14.12 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC, Valentia to a reported incident off Inish Mór, also tasked was the Aran Islands Lifeboat, Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter and Costello Bay Coast Guard Unit. A member of the public , on Inis Mór, had reported seeing a small aircraft crash land into the water off the Island towards Rossaveel.The Helicopter and all boats went to the area and carried out extensive searches of the area. Nothing was found and all teams were stood down.
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Doolin Coast Guard members participated in winching exercises with Shannon Based Coast Guard Helicopter crew off Crab Island. The helicopter crew practiced a number of lifts with Coast Guard boat crew from the water.
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