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Car in river , Kilmaley

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Photo courtesy of Pat Flynn

Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to assist with an incident at Kilmaley . A car and driver had plunged 20 feet into a river in the village  and it was initially  thought that a climbing team may have been required . The Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis were also tasked and on arrival assessed the casualty ,  assisted him up the river bank and later removed the car from the river. The HSE Ambulance paramedics assessed the elderly man , he was unhurt .Kilkee Coast Guard Unit and The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter had also been tasked.

photo courtesy of Pat Flynn

Incident 12/14

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Search in Galway

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked to assist with a search for a missing person in Galway. Team members travelled to Galway with the D-Class boat. The team split into land search teams and a boat team and carried out searches from Oranmore to Galway docks while the boat team searched the Islands. A body was located on the shore at Tawin Island and recovered by the Doolin D-Class boat back to the RNLI Station in Galway where it was then removed to Galway University Hospital.  Teams stood down but commenced searches again when it was confirmed that it was not the person teams had been searching for.  After another land and sea search along with The RNLI boat and the Shannon based Coast Guard Rescue helicopter the team returned to Doolin . The search for the missing person will commence in the morning.

Incident 11/14


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Medivac from Fanore

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to assist with a medevac from Fanore by the Aer Corp air ambulance . Coast Guard members cleared a field for landing .

Incident 10/14

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Search on Inis Oírr

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The team members on Inis Oír took part in a search for a man missing on the Island. Rescue 115 and The Aran Islands RNLI boat were also tasked, sadly the Lifeboat recovered the mans body from the sea.

Incident 09/14

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Visit to Cloonanaha National School

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Coast Guard members visited Cloonanaha National School this morning and spoke to pupils about water safety and The Coast Guard. Thanks to all the children and teachers for a very enjoyable visit to your school with plenty of questions for us.

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Doolin National School visit

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard member visited the local National school today . Members spoke to the older children first and then to the younger children about water safety . Thanks to all for your questions .

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