Browsing articles from "August, 2010"

Injured Climber at Ailladie

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC Valentia to an incident at Ailladie, North of Doolin. A HSE Ambulance was already on route to the location. A 64 year old man had fallen while climbing , he had fallen 20 ft down the cliff when his harness and ropes stopped him falling further. He had hit a ledge in the fall and broken his arm. Another group who were climbing nearby hauled him back up to the top of the cliff. The HSE ambulance crew and Coast Guard members arrived and treated his injuries . He was then stretchered to the ambulance and taken to Ennis General Hospital.

Incident 41/10

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Curragh Racing in Quilty

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast Guard attended the Quilty Curragh Races today. A Coast Guard D- Class boat and crew was on the water for the event.

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Vessel with Engine Failure

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 19.30, Doolin Coast Guard Unit assisted MRCC Valentia and Galway Lifeboat in the location of a stricken vessel that had reported engine failure in Galway Bay. After a brief search by sea and from the shore, the vessel was located by Galway Lifeboat and towed to Kinvara Harbour.

Incident 40/10

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Aran to Doolin Swim

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

The Aran to Doolin Swim took place today with all 13  swimmers completing the 10 k swim from Inis Óirr  to Doolin Pier. The event was organised in aid of  Temple Street Children’s Hospital , funds raised will go towards providing a new National Neuro – Surgery Unit for the Hospital.

All swimmers were partnered with a safety kayaker .Doolin Coast Guard  boats were present  along with Ennis Civil Defence, Burren Divers , Ennis Sub Aqua Club and some other boat owners.

Well Done to all 13 swimmers.

  • Chris:

    IRCG do not provide safety cover for any event. event organisers must do that. we normally don’t have a problem with being on the water during an event but we musn’t be used to lessen in any way the event organisers responsibility to provide a safety plan and appropriate safety cover. If a difficulty arises it is their responsibility and we will step in in the event of that needing support.

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by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 16.15 today, Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia to an incident at Lahinch.  Coast Guard members along with members of the Ennistymon Gardaí assisted a man who had difficulty returning to the Promenade from the shore under cliffs south of Lahinch Beach.

Incident 39/10

Horse Riding Accident

by Caitriona in  Callouts

While returning from an earlier callout, Coast Guard members came upon a woman who had fallen from a horse onto the road in Doolin. An ambulance had been called. Coast Guard members attended to the injured woman who had hurt her shoulder and arm in the fall. A  HSE Paramedic and a HSE Ambulance arrived. Coast Guard members assisted the Ambulance crew . The woman was collared and stretchered to the Ambulance , she was then taken to Ennis General Hospital.

Incident 38/10

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