Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts



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


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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US Coast Guard visit to Station

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

photo courtesy of Pat Flynn

photo courtesy of Pat Flynn

A US Coast Guard group visited Doolin Coast Guard Station today. The team of Cadets are part of the Coast Guard Rugby team and have been playing rugby against Irish teams and visiting some Irish Coast Stations as they move around the country.



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Medevac from Doolin

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked to assist with a medevac from the Doolin area as a casualty needed to be airlifted to hospital. The casualty was transferred to the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter and airlifted to hospital.

Incident 03/15

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Airlift from Lahinch Beach

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard Team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia , to assist the Ambulance Service, Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service and the Gardaí with an incident at Lahinch. A man had been seriously injured in an accident . The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 , was tasked to airlift the casualty to hospital.  The casualty was stabilised and stretchered to the helicopter on Lahinch Beach
Incident 02/15

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Possible Flares

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to investigate a report from a member of the public of possible flares seen from the Ballyvaughan area. Team members spoke with the person and based on the description given, it was thought that they were more than likely Chinese Lanterns rather than flares. Galway RNLI searched from the Galway side of the Bay and Doolin Coast Guard continued as far as Bellharbour . Nothing was found and teams stood down.

Incident 01/15


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