At 16.28 today, Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC, Valentia to an incident off Fanore Beach where a windsurfer was reported as being missing .The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter was also tasked to the location. The team assembled , both boats were prepared for launch, and crew ready. Shortly after the team were stood down as the windsurfer had made his way back to the beach.
At 17.30 , Doolin Coast Guard members investigated reports by members of the public of a suspicious object floating 200m off shore at Lahinch beach.
Members of the unit investigated from the shoreline and the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter also carried out a search of the shore line.
It was determined that the floating object was a dead seal. Doolin Coast Guard D - Class was stood down on route and the team returned to base.
Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked at 22.40 by MRCC , Valentia following a reported sighting of three red flares , by a member of the public. It was initially thought that the flares were in the White Strand area, some Coast Guard members went to the location, while others went to Spanish Point and Quilty. The boats were taken by road. The source of the flare sighting was soon established as celebrations following a football match and the Coast Guard team was stood down.
At 14.40 today , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC, Valentia to an incident at Blackhead , Fanore. A person had fallen 10 metres from a ledge while climbing. Coast Guard members went to the location and proceeded to the casualty’s location ,nearly 1 km from the road and 290 metres up, at position 53 08.5299 N, 9 15.3438W
The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter had been tasked and both arrived on scene . The casualty’s injury was attended to , he was spinally immobilised , stretchered to a suitable area and airlifted to hospital.
Following a winching exercise with the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter in Liscannor Bay, Doolin Coast Guard Boat assisted a boat with engine failure. While practicing manoeuvre’s in Liscannor Harbour , the Doolin Coast Guard was called by another boat to assist in the recovery of their boat. They had lost engine power and could not get to the slipway. the Doolin Coast Guard Boat towed the boat alongside , brought it to the slipway and the crew helped in the recovery of the boat.
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