Browsing articles from "August, 2013"

Climber fall

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to assist a climber who had fallen 20 feet at Ailladee when some of his anchors came loose. The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 was also tasked. Team members attended to the casualty until the Coast Guard winch man arrived , the casualty was airlifted to hospital in Galway.

Incident 35/13

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Inis Oírr missing child

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The Inis Oírr team was tasked last night by MRSC, Valentia, to search for a three year old child that had gone missing on the Island. Searches began and the child was located shortly after.

Incident 34/13

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Cliff Path

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC , Valentia, to assist the HSE Ambulance Service with a casualty who needed assistance on the Cliff path near Aill na Searrach.

Incident 33/13

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by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard members assisted Kilkee Coast Guard Unit on an incident at Kilkee. A car had entered the water from a cliff edge with one occupant. Searches commenced immediately for the occupant . The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene.The Naval Service Divers arrived and attempted recovery of the vehicle , but had to abandon efforts on the first day due to sea conditions. The car was successfully brought to the surface today and the body of the casualty recovered .

Kilkee Fire and Rescue Service assisted at the pier to remove the vehicle from the water.


Incident 32/13

Water Safety

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Doolin Coast Guard members have been distributing childrens waterproof wrist labels to Life Guard Stations from an Trácht, Kinvarra to Quilty over the last few weeks. The bands are an initiative by the Irish Coast Guard to assist if a child gets lost on a busy beach . They were also handing out the popular plastic wrist bands that remind children of the Emergency number 112 , to call in an emergency.

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Annual Liscannor Bay Swim

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Doolin Coast Guard D – Class was present at the annual Liscannor Bay swim from Lahinch to Liscannor. This year the money raised went to the Burren Chernobyl Project. 14 swimmers took part with one having taken part every year for over 30 years.

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