Browsing articles from "April, 2011"

Overdue Caver

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 03.43, Doolin Coast Guard and Cave Rescue went to Roughan , near Kilnaboy, as there was some concern for a caver who was by then overdue. Shortly after 05.00 the caver emerged from the cave. He had been cave diving , he was safe and well although he had encountered some difficulties . No further assistance was required.

Incident 14/11

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Boat off Liscannor

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 21.00,  the Coast Guard unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia, to investigate a report of a stationary boat in the bay.A member of the public had become concerned when the boat didn’t move for some time. Coast Guard members established it was fishing .

incident 13/11

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Surfer in Difficulty off Lahinch Beach

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked for a second time today. MRSC Valentia had received a call from a concerned member of the public about a surfer in difficulty off Lahinch Beach. Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked at 17.30 , assembled and  team members took the D-Class to Liscannor, launched from there and others went to various locations off Lahinch Beach to keep track of casualty’s location. The surfer was taken on board the D-Class and taken back to Liscannor Pier where he was treated by Coast Guard members for mild hypothermia . The surfer was caught in a current , was unable to get back to shore and had become exhausted and cold. He was then taken back to Lahinch and advised to see a Doctor. Team stood down.

Incident 12/11

  • Phill:

    Nice work Doolin Coast guard

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Boat Aground at Lahinch

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 11.20 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia,  to assist a 25 ft pleasure boat with engine failure off Lahinch. The team assembled , went by road with the D-Class to Liscannor and launced from there, with the intentionof towing the boat off shore . There were big breakers off the beach and the pleasure boat washed ashore at Lahinch beach, the one person onboard was uninjured and was able to walk ashore. The boat was aground and Coast Guard members recovered it from the beach with a trailer shortly after.

Incident 11/11

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by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Unit was tasked to investigate a reported flare sighting off  White Strand near Miltown Malbay. Members drove along the coast and searched from Lahinch back to Quilty

Search of River Fergus

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard assisted  Ennis Civil Defence and the Gardaí in a search for a woman missing in the Ennis area today.

Incident 09/11

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