by Caitriona in Training
Doolin Coast Guard Unit, Galway Mountain Rescue Team , and members from Costelloe Bay and Inis Oírr Coast Guard Units came together for a land search exercise in the Burren National Park. Members from all four teams made up individual search teams and carried out the search scenario at the base and the top of Sleive Carran. Teams searched for and found several targets and casualties in the area . Thank you to all the teams who traveled to take part in the exercise.
Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked today by MRSC , Valentia to an incident at Ballyreen, a popular climbing area North of Doolin. A climber had sustained injuries in a fall. A HSE Ambulance was at the scene but needed further assistance to extract the casualty who had fallen about 4 metres . The team went to the area and the Shannon Based Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter Rescue 115, was also tasked. Team members attended to the casualty, the helicopter arrived, lowered their Winch Man and he attended to the climber along with a HSE Advanced Paramedic who had also been called. The casualty was airlifted to Galway University Hospital.
Team stood down.
by Caitriona in General/Notices
Doolin Coast Guard members were invited to visit Kilshanny National School. Some of the Coast Guard team spoke to the children about the Coast Guard and water safety. After watching the children’s water safety DVD “Dopey Denzel” produced by the Irish Coast Guard and Howth Coast Guard Unit, the children looked at some of the equipment and one of the boats.
by Ian in Training
Six members of the Doolin Coast Guard team launched the Delta RIB this evening and travelled to Inis Oirr to take part in a joint exercise with the Inis Oirr Coast Guard. The Inis Oirr team is a newly established Coast Guard team and further enhances search and rescue resources in the Galway bay area. The joint exercise comprised of search management theory and a practical session of search techniques. We look forward to working closely with the Inis Oirr team into future.
Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked this morning by MRSC Valentia, to search for a person at the Cliffs of Moher. Both boats were launched and carried out a search under the cliffs. Conditions were good and the boats were able to get close to the shore. Search teams were positioned along the top of the cliffs .The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115 , carried out a search in the morning and again in the evening. Nothing was found , the search will resume in the morning.
The search resumed this morning. The D-Class boat was launched and searched at the base of the cliffs. A short time later a body was located and recovered .
Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia to assist Oranmore Gardaí with the search for a man believed to be missing in the South Galway, Burren area. Doolin Coast Guard Unit assembled near Abbey Hill and sent teams to several areas . Searches of Sleive Carran , Abbey Hill , and other high land areas were carried out by Doolin Coast Guard Unit along with a SARDA Search Dog team. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter assisted with the search .The Garda Helicopter also carried out a search and Galway Mountain Rescue assisted along with a second SARDA Search Dog team. Despite extensive searches , nothing has been found.
Search has been stood down until further information regarding the persons possible whereabouts are known.
Update : The missing person has been located safe and well. 07/06/11
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