Browsing articles from "May, 2010"

Burren Marathon Challenge

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Over 1500 people took part in the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge today. Most took part in the mini marathon and the half marathon while over 300 completed the 26 mile route from Ballyvaughan on green roads and the Burren Way, on to the Caher Valley trail, over Blackhead and back to Ballyvaughan.

Doolin Coast Guard members assisted ICRO ( Irish Cave Rescue Organisation) in their role as First Aid Support for competitors on the off road sections of the route. The Red Cross provided First Aid support on the road sections of the event.

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Radio Transmitter Watch

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 00.30 Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC Valentia to maintain a listening watch for the Galway Coast Guard Radio Transmitter while some upgrading work needed to be completed. Some Doolin Coast Guard Team members went by road along Galway Bay to maintain watch.

Galway Coast Guard Radio was reinstated at 02.45 and Doolin Coast Guard stood down.

Incident 12/10

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Walker Lost in Fog

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Ballyreen area on a fine day

Gardaí in Ennistymon were called by a walker who had become lost in fog while walking the Burren Way near Ballinallacken, Lisdoonvarna. MRCC Valentia then tasked Doolin Coast Guard to launch a search for the man. Teams assembled and went to different locations on the route.Teams began searching on foot and with the quad bike. They made contact with the man by phone,he was able to describe a distinctive house in the area that he could see in the distance.Team members at a high vantage point spotted the man.A SARDA Search Dog was there and available to search but not needed as a visual on the man had been established. Through phone contact and team members walking towards him and calling out his name he was found safe and well a short time after.

Incident 11/10

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School Visit

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Transition Year Students from Ennistymon Vocational School visited Doolin Coast Guard today. Team members carried out demonstrations of some of the equipment, talked to them about the vehicles and boats and being a member of a Coast Guard Unit.

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Search off Kilkee Coast

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Gaurd Unit was called to assist in a search off the coast of Kilkee. A man had been swept into the sea while fishing at Tullig Point yesterday evening. Valentia Coast Guard coordinated the search which involved Kilkee Coast Guard Unit, Kilkee Marine Rescue, The Kilrush RNLI Lifeboat , The Fenit Lifeboat, The Kilkee Sub Aqua Club and The Naval Service Divers and The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter .  The LE Orla assisted also by acting as On Scene Commander at the search location.

Kilkee Sub Aqua Club Divers located the 29 year olds body this afternoon close to where he went into the water.

Incident 10/10

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JSAR Winners

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Congratulations to this years JSAR Games winners.Two of the winning Valentia Coast Guard Region team members are from the Doolin Coast Guard Unit, one from Killaloe and one from Ballybunion Coast Guard Units.

The games are an annual event with volunteers from all over Ireland, Irish Coast Guard and HM Coast Guard competing in regional teams, testing their skills while also having a bit of fun .Teams are made up of volunteers from each region, Valentia, Malin , Dublin and Northern Ireland who then go on to compete for the JSAR title.

This years competition was hosted by Mulroy Coast Guard Unit ,Donegal. The host Coast Guard Teams put in a huge amount of work in organising and hosting the games each year.

Photos of this years event on  www.jsar.ie

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