Browsing articles from "May, 2012"

Climbing Training

by Caitriona in  Training

Tonight’s climbing exercise at Aill na Searrach.


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Diver reported to be in difficulty

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked this evening by MRSC , Valentia following a call from a concerned member of the public who reported a diver in difficulty off Pol Sallagh, north of Doolin. The team  assembled and launched the boat while other team members went by road to the location from where the call was made. On arrival at the scene a snorkeler was found to be swimming and diving with a body board near by. Crew on the boat confirmed with him that he was OK while the shore team confirmed that he was the swimmer in question.

Incident 13/12

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Missing Child and surfing injury

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked by Ennistymon Gardaí to search for a child thought to be missing at Lahinch Beach. It was not known if the child was in the water . Some of the team members took the Delta boat to Doolin pier and others went directly to Lahinch Beach and to Liscannor with the D-Class ready to launch. The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 , arrived on the scene within minutes as it was in the air on route back to Shannon and carried out a search from the air. The child was located safe and well among the crowds on the busy Promenade  and all services were stood down.  Kilkee Coast Guard Unit and Lahinch Rescue were also tasked.

While still in Lahinch , a surfer who badly injured his hand  while surfing was treated by Coast Guard  members . First aid was administerd while arrangements were made for him to go to Shannon Doc for further care.

Incidents  11/12 and 12/12

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by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 14.13 today, Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC Valentia, to recover a body that had been seen from the Cliffs of Moher.The team assembled , launched the Delta and D- Class boats and went to the scene where they quickly  recovered the body onto the boat and returned to Doolin Rescue Centre.

Incident 10/12

Dusty the Dolphin

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Dusty the dolphin joined Doolin Coast Guard members after training last week

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Night exercise/RNLI visit

by Caitriona in  Training


Doolin Coast Guard members took the Delta across to Galway on a combined night exercise and visit to Galway RNLI Station. Other Coast Guard members travelled by road . Doolin Coast Guard , along with Costelloe Bay Coast Guard will be assisting Galway RNLI in late June at the Volvo Ocean Race.Thanks to Mike Swan and all the crew at Galway RNLI Station who showed us around the station.

  • Declan:

    Hi All,

    Thanks for coming over, ye will get the pics sent over to ye and if you could forward any you have.
    Thanks again

    Galway Lifeboat

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