Browsing articles from "March, 2015"

Leg injury on Cliffs of Moher walk

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia, to assist with an incident on the Cliffs of Moher walk. A person had sustained a serious leg injury about 1 km away from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and required assistance. On arrival at the scene the team treated the casualty  and  stretchered her back to the Visitor Centre  where the HSE Ambulance was waiting.

Incident 07/15

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Official Opening of Doolin Coast Guard Station

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

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The Doolin Coast Guard Station building was officially opened yesterday . The building was opened by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport , Paschal Donohue. Irish Coast Guard Director, Chris Reynolds also attended.

 

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People stranded on Green Island

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked this evening by MRSC, Valentia, to assist two people stranded on Green Island, South of Lahinch. The Team assembled, some team members proceeded to the location by road while the Delta RIB was launched from Doolin and the D Class was launched from Liscannor. The D Class crew took both people on board and then transferred them over to the Delta. The Delta RIB took them to Liscannor Pier .

Incident 06/15

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Cliffs recovery

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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With calmer conditions today , the Garda Divers and Doolin Coast Guard Unit were able to carry out a successful recovery from the base of Cliffs of Moher this morning.The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115 , landed at the Cliffs to be on standby if needed. Both Coast Guard boats launched and Garda Divers swam ashore and recovered the body to the boat . Boats returned to Doolin Pier. Incident stood down.

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Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to a report of a faller at the Cliffs of Moher. The team assembled and launched the Delta and the D-Class boats while other members directed the boats to the casualty location from the top of the cliffs.The Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115 was also tasked . It was not possible to attempt a recovery due to sea conditions .The boats launched again in the evening along with Garda Divers. Rescue 115 was also on scene and illuminated the area for the boats crews and divers. Again, a recovery was not possible at that time due to difficult sea conditions close to shore.
The situation will be assessed in the morning .
Incident 05/15

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Surfer winched to safety

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked  by MRSC, Valentia , just before eight o’clock this evening to assist with an incident near Aill na Searrach, north of the Cliffs of Moher. A surfer had been washed ashore north of Aill na Searrach , his companion raised the alarm  . The team assembled and proceeded to the cliff along with a Kilkee Coast Guard member. They deployed para illuminating flares and were then able to spot the casualty below . The cliff climbing equipment was transported to the cliff top for use in the event of a recovery not being possible .  The team continued to deploy flares to maintain a visual of the casualty. The Aran Islands all weather Lifeboat was also tasked as well as the Sligo based Coast Guard  Helicopter, Rescue 118.  The Coast Guard members on the cliff top were able to direct  Rescue 118 to the casualty on it’s arrival on scene. Rescue 118 moved into position , lowered their winch man and took the surfer onboard. They treated the casualty and proceeded to University Hospital Galway .

Incident 04/15

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