by Caitriona in Callouts
At 14.54 today, Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked to recover a dog that had fallen down a sea cliff near Cross , south of Kilkee. The dog had not been seen since yesterday and the owners had been searching for her. The crew of a fishing boat spotted the dog this morning trapped on a ledge. It was not possible to reach the dog without climbing equipment. The team, along with members of Kilkee Coast Guard Unit, set up the climbing gear and two climbers went down and recovered the dog using a canine harness. Rosey, a young boxer, was a little frightened and cold with a minor injury to a leg but was otherwise well and delighted to be reunited with her owners. The fishing boat stayed close by and communicated with the Coast Guard team.
by Caitriona in Training
Doolin Coast Guard Unit successfully completed their annual Climbing Operational Readiness Assessment and equipment check last night. The team carried out 3 rescue scenarios on the cliff . The assessment began at 14.00 with Cliff scenarios beginning at 17.45.
by Caitriona in General/Notices
Members of Doolin Coast Guard Unit and members of Kerry Mountain Rescue visited the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter base to see the new Sikorsky S92. The helicopter works on many call outs with both teams. Crew members showed the teams around the new helicopter and discussed the new features , capabilities and differences.
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