Browsing articles from "July, 2014"

Munster Rugby at Doolin Coast Guard Station

by Caitriona in  Media


Munster Rugby Players visited Doolin Coast Guard Station : Article and photos Pat Flynn


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Recovery at Lahinch Beach

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by IRCG MRSC, Valentia  , to assist with the recovery of a casualty a Lahinch beach. Lifeguards had rushed to the aid of an elderly man who had collapsed in the water , he was removed from the water and efforts  were made to resuscitate him .  On arrival ,Coast Guard members assisted Lifeguards and HSE Ambulance personnel in the recovery of the man to the ambulance where a doctor was on scene. Sadly the man had passed away and efforts to resuscitate the casualty were unsuccessful.

Incident 30/14

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Water Safety Advice

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Some advice for parents and guardians of children on what to do in an emergency situation – teach them the mnemonic CASPER on the attached poster. If at a crowded beach with young children , take a picture of your child on your mobile so you have an image of them and what they are wearing on the day,  in case they get lost , and write your mobile number on their arm with a marker . It can save time and panic if you can be contacted quickly.

Enjoy the water, stay safe !


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Visit to Miltown Malbay Library

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Doolin Coast Guard members visited Dr.Patrick J.Hillery Public Library this morning to talk to children about water safety. Local children and visitors who were on holiday in the area attended.Members showed the children how to wear buoyancy aids and lifejackets correctly and talked to them about safety at the beach and other areas of water .


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Boat with engine failure

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast team was tasked before 18.40 this evening , by MRSC Valentia , to assist a boat with engine trouble off Doolin Point. The team assembled and launched the Delta boat. A short time later the crew located the boat ,  rigged a tow line on the casualty vessel and brought the passengers onboard the Coast Guard boat. They returned to Doolin and towed the boat alongside into the Pier. They assisted the owners to recover the boat.

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  • Mickey Joe O'Connell:

    Thanks a million for the very speedy response to our call, the other evening, . We are very grateful for the brilliant rescue service we have here in Doolin; it gives us great confidence, knowing that if anything goes wrong.we are only a phone call from rescue?
    Again many thanks from John and I for the speedy and very proffessional recovery of our boat,
    and the best of luck in ye’r new building.
    God Bless ye all Mickey Joe

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Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked this evening by MRSC, Valentia , to search for a person at the Cliffs of Moher. The team assembled and land search teams went to the Cliffs while the boat crew prepared the boat for launch. Just prior to launch , the team was stood down as the person had been located by Gardaí.

Incident 28/14

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