Browsing articles from "September, 2014"

Asthma attack

by Caitriona in  Callouts


At  16.15  , Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia , to assist the HSE Ambulance service with a casualty who suffered  a severe asthma attack on the Cliffs of Moher path, 15 minutes south of the visitor centre . The casualty was given oxygen and care , was transported back to the visitor centre and soon recovered . The team stood down.

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Missing elderly man , Athenry area

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team , along with Costelloe Bay Coast Guard team , was tasked by MRSC , Valentia , to assist Athenry Gardaí in the search for an elderly man who had gone missing from his home late on Friday evening. The team travelled to Athenry and met with Gardaí and locals who had been searching for the man . The team concentrated their search in a large area of bogland at Attymon , close to the mans home and previous home place. At 08.30 the teams stood down on hearing the good news that the man had been found safe and well.

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Cliff fall at Spanish Point

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The team was tasked at 03.25 this morning by MRSC , Valentia , to assist the HSE Ambulance Service with a casualty who had fallen from a cliff onto the rocky seashore below at Spanish Point. On arrival at the scene the team members assisted the ambulance crew with the casualty . The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 , had also been tasked , and the casualty was stretchered across the shore to a location where she could be winched up to the helicopter . The team stood down.


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Overdue Walker

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked tonight by MRSC, Valentia , to search for an overdue walker . The person had started walking the cliff path from Doolin earlier in the day and when he hadn’t returned to his car by nightfall, concerned friends contacted the rescue service. The team assembled and left base to search the planned areas and routes. The team was stood down a short time later when friends confirmed the walker had returned and was safe and well.

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Transatlantic Jet Mayday

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team , along with the Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115 , and the Aran Islands Lifeboat , was put on standby by MRSC, Valentia , when a transatlantic private jet called in a Mayday as they had engine trouble. The jet landed safely at Shannon airport and all resources were stood down.

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Heli lift from Gleninagh

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The team was tasked at 15.10 by MRSC , Valentia to assist a walker at Gleninagh Mountain. The casualty was unwell and unable to get back to the road.The team assembled and located the casualties exact location using phone and sirens and whistles. The Sligo Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 118,  was tasked and on arrival lowered their winch man .Due to lack of wind it was unsafe to winch the casualty onboard from that location and the helicopter landed in a field lower down close to the road . The team stretchered the casualty down to the helicopter and he was transferred to hospital.

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