Browsing articles from "August, 2011"

Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service Joint Exercise

by Caitriona in  Training

Doolin Coast Guard Unit took part in a joint exercise with Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service . The search exercise was carried out along the banks  of the River Inagh and on the river from the Falls towards Liscannor.

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Patient Transfer

by Caitriona in  Callouts

 

The Inis Oírr team of Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia to assist the local doctor in transferring an ill patient to the airfield. The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 , was tasked , the casualty was taken on board and transferred to hospital.

Incident 37/11

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Bicycle accident

by Caitriona in  Callouts

The Inis Oirr Unit of Doolin Coast Guard Team was tasked today to an incident on the Island. A girl had sustained head and knee injuries in a bicycle accident. The Coast Guard members transferred the casualty to the doctors surgery where her injuries were treated.

Incident 36/11

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Fall at Ailladee

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to an incident at Ailladee , a popular climbing area north of Doolin.The casualty had sustained injuries after a fall and was airlifted by Rescue 115 to hospital in Galway.

Incident 35/11

  • Jan Mach:

    I would like to thank to all who were involved in this callout for perfect handling of the situation. In this accident I broke two of my lumbar vertebra. I’m recovering well and I’m starting rehabilitation. And this is greatly thanks to Doolin Coast Guard.

    Jan Mach

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Search off The Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to assist Ennistymon Gardaí with a search for a person at the Cliffs of Moher. Team members assembled and launched the Delta boat from Doolin Pier and carried out searched under the Cliffs. Team members also searched along the cliff top. Kilkee Coast Guard Unit members also joined in the search. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter searched along the coast line . The Navy also assisted in the search, they came from Liscannor Bay where the LE Emer was at anchor . They sent out a RIB and also had Navy Personnel scanning the sea from the deck of the ship.

Incident 34/11

Day 2

The search continued with search teams on the cliff top and sea shores and the Doolin Coast Guard boat searching the below the cliffs. Kilkee Coast Guard members joined the search .The  Clare Civil Defence Boat also assisted.

Day 3

Shore teams searched the coastline and the Coast Guard boat searched from Doolin to Hags Haed onto Liscannor , across to Green Island and Dunderrig Rocks and back. Members of Kilkee Coast Guard assisted Doolin Coast Guard.

Day 4, 5, 6, 7,8

Shore teams carried out searches from early morning throughout the day.

Day 9,10,11,12,13

Shore teams carried out searches from cliff tops and shores

The body of the missing person was recovered

 

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Casualty recovered from Doolin Cave

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC Valentia to remove a casualty from the main chamber of Doolin Cave. The HSE Ambulance was also tasked to treat the casualty, who had become weak and was unable to come out of the cave unassisted. Coast Guard members assembled and set up the climbing and hauling gear. The casualty was placed on a stretcher and taken to the main shaft and then hauled to ground level.

33/11

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