Browsing articles from "November, 2011"

Surfer in difficulty

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 12.05 today, Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to assist a surfer reported to be in difficulty in Lahinch . Teams assembled and  boats were prepared for launch. Some teammembers were on scene in Lahinch within minutes. Shortly after the team was stood down as the surfer had returned to shore .

Incident 44/11


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Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 15.30 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC , Valentia, to assist in the search for a person reported missing at the Cliffs of Moher. The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115 , was tasked . Teams assembled , the boat was launched and searches commenced north and south of the area. The SARDA Dog with the team searched the farmland South of the Cliffs of Moher leading up to the Cliffs. The casualty was spotted in the water a short time later by the cliff top team . The body was recovered onto the Coast Guard boat .

Incident 43/11

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Night exercise on Blackhead

by Caitriona in  Training

Doolin Coast Guard team on Blackhead Mountain, Tuesday nights excercise. The team practiced compass and pacing skills by taking seperate routes to the top of Blackhead . A search exercise was organised at the top to find hidden items followed by a proper line search on the way down to locate a missing person.

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Visit to Kilrush RNLI Station

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast Guard members visited Kilrush RNLI Station . Members observed their launching and recovery procedures and discussed other equipment and the boats. Thanks to the Kilrush RNLI team for the knowledge shared .

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