Browsing articles from "September, 2012"

Fall at Pier

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Members of Doolin Coast Guard team were asked to assist with an incident at Doolin Pier. An elderly lady had fallen near the water and injured her hip and her forehead. The team attended to her injuries and stretchered away from the waters edge to the top of the pier and and assisted until teh arrival of teh HSE Ambulance. Doolin team were alerted by Bill O Brien Ferry Doolin pier that an elderly lady had slipped at the waters edge on the slipway and needed assistance. OiC informed MRSC Valentia and called out a few members to assist. The casualty complained of severe pain to her left hip and had a cut and swelling to her forehead. It was also reported that she became unconscious soon after falling. Team members assessed the casualty, attended to her injuries and placed her on a spinal board to take her away from the incoming tide. She was taken on the spinal board to the rescue van until the Ambulance arrived. She was then taken to Limerick Regional Hospital. Team stood down.

Incident 38/12

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Body Recovered

by Admin in  Callouts

The Doolin Delta RIB team recovered a body from the sea at the cliffs of Moher today. The Doolin unit had been attempting to recover a body from the bottom of the cliffs since last Tuesday. A decision was made to postpone recovery efforts from the base of the cliffs earlier in the week due to a combination of unfavourable weather conditions and potentially unstable terrain.

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Air Ambulance Medivac

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard members assisted HSE Paramedics and M112, the Aer Corp Air Ambulance with a medivac of a casualty to hospital from Lisdoonvarna today.

Incident 37/12

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by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia , this evening ,to retrieve a body that had been seen at the base of the Cliffs of Moher. Due to sea conditions at the base of the cliffs it was not possible to retrieve the body with the boat. The team had taken the climbing gear to the cliff but due to failing light it was decided not to attempt the climb . Kilkee Coast Guard unit had assisted with their Quad bike to transport climbing gear to the cliff. Killaloe Coast Guard members were stood down enroute. The situation will be re assessed early in the morning.

Incident 36/12

Tuesday 11th
Doolin Coast Guard unit again assessed the situation today , the area was cordoned off but unfortunately recovery of the body was not possible due to the prevailing weather conditions and very high seas. The conditions will continue to be assessed and monitored and the recovery of the body will be attepted when it is safe to do so.

Sunken Jet Ski

by Caitriona in  Callouts


On returning to Doolin, crew members of a passenger ferry saw the bow of a small vessel above the water surface west of Crab Island. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta boat was tasked to investigate . They towed in the sunken jet ski that seemed to have been in the water for some time.


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Search at Cliffs

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Coast Guard unit was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to assist Ennistymon Gardaí to search for a person at the Cliffs of Moher. Team members went to the Cliffs while others launched the Delta RIB . The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115 was also searching. Shortly after the services were stood down as the person was located by Gardaí and Coast Guard members.

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