Browsing articles from "June, 2012"

Person assisted from Crab Island

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard launched the D-Class this morning to assist a person from Crab Island back to the pier in Doolin.

Incident 18/12

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Walkers seperated in heavy mist

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked by MRSC, Valentia at 17.30 following a call from a walker who had become separated from his companion near Blackhead. The walkers had descended back onto the Green Road track but had come down on the steeper side and had suddenly lost contact with each other in the heavy mist. Coast Guard members took vehicles to several locations and used blue lights and phone to communicate with and locate one of the walkers. Shortly after , the other walker was located and both returned to their vehicle with Coast Guard members.

Incident 17/12



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Mirror Wall

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Close to 10.00 pm, three members of Doolin Coast Guard went to Mirror Wall, Ballyreen to investigate a call from a member of the public who was concerned about a climber at the location. It was thought that the climber was unable to climb back up and might need assistance . On arrival at the location , Coast Guard members found no sign of the climber who had  left the area.

Incident 16/12

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Cyclists assisted during Tour de Burren

by Caitriona in  Callouts

2 cyclists who fell from their bikes at different locations during the Tour de Burren cycling race in North Clare were assisted.  One cyclist was airlifted by the Shannon Coast Guard Rescue helicopter ,Rescue 115 , and taken to hospital in Cork. The second cyclist was treated by Doolin Coast Guard members and the HSE Ambulance Paramedics and was then taken to hospital in Limerick.

Incident 15/12

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Corofin NS visit

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast Guard members visited Corofin National School today and spoke to the children about water safety and being in the Coast Guard . The children were shown the Coast Guard water safety DVD ” Dopey Denzel” and shown some of the equipment used in the Coast Guard. The children had plenty of questions and presented the team with a lovely picture of a rescue involving the Coast Guard helicopter and the Doolin Coast Guard boat.


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Exercise with OPW on Inis Mór

by Caitriona in  Training

Doolin , Inis Oírr, North Aran and Costelloe Bay Coast Guard Units ,the Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter and the OPW participated together  in several exercises at Dún Aengus , Inis Mór. Teams practiced scenarios where they treated and then stretcher evacuated casualties to an area where they could then be airlifted by the helicopter.


  • Jan Ploeg:

    Very good to have you guys around for everybody’s safety. Glad for the opportunity to express my gratitude. Thanks a million! Jan

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