Angler injured

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 10.20 , Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRCC Valentia to an incident close to Gleninagh, beyond Blackhead Lighthouse. A man had fallen while fishing from the rocks.The team went to the location,  on finding the casualty, administered First Aid and splinted his leg. The HSE Ambulance arrived and together they placed the injured man in a stretcher and took him to the road where he was then taken by the ambulance to University College Hospital Galway.Team returned to base.

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Dough, Spanish Point

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 18.15, Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRCC Valentia, to search for a person whose possible location was near Dough, Spanish Point. Teams went to the area , carried out searches in different directions from the given location. Nothing was found. No further information came forward and no more information was available to MRCC, the team were stood down and returned to base.

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Vessel on fire Liscannor Harbour

by Ian in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard were tasked by MRSC Valentia to assist a vessel on fire which had just arrived in Liscannor Harbour.  Coast Guard Members were assisted by Clare County Fire and Rescue personnel and Ennistymon Gardaí.  The fire was quickly brought under control with no significant damage to the vessel.  Team were stood down and returned to base.

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Stricken vessel towed to Liscannor Harbour

by Ian in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard D-Class crew were on duty today as safety boat for the Annual Lahinch to Liscannor Swim. While in the bay they were tasked by MRCC Valentia to go the assistance of a small pleasure boat with engine trouble 3 m west of Liscannor.The D-Class proceeded to the  stricken boats location . The Inagh was also in the Bay , owned and coxwained by another Coast Guard Member and together with the D-Class boat , it towed and escorted the pleasure boat safely back to Liscannor Harbour.

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Search At Cliffs of Moher

by Automatic Posting Robot in  Callouts

At 12.27 Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRCC Valentia at the request of the Gardaí. The team were to search for the owner of a car left at the Cliffs of Moher. The team members assembled at the base, shore teams searched from Hags Head to Aill na Searrach. The Delta boat was launched and carried out a search of the coastline. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter also carried out a search. Nothing was found , teams stood down.

Search ongoing.

06/08/10 – Search continued along the shore from Doolin to Hags Head.

07/08/10 – Search continued along shore from Doolin to Hags Head.  Casualty sighted at 12.30 by shore team.  Delta boat launched and recovered a casualty from the water at the base of the Cliffs of Moher.

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Flares sighted.

by Caitriona in  Callouts

A member of the public  reported  to MRCC Valentia that they had sighted what the believed to be two distress flares in the sky north of Spanish Point at approximately 12.30 am .The Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked to investigate. Two teams were deployed and carried out an extensive shoreline search and spoke with people who had made the report. The teams returned to base with nothing to report  and where stood down at 03.00.

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