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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

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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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St Bridgids Day Storm

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia, to remain in duty on the coastal areas in Lahinch and Doolin during the storm

Incident 08/14

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Search for cargo hatches

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia , to search for 2 of 4 cargo hatches that had come loose from  cargo ship, the Abis Belfast,  off the South Sound early on Monday morning due to high seas. The hatches are 11 metres by 4 metres in size and are made of steel and were a danger to navigation. Two of the hatches came ashore near Kilkee early on Friday morning . Nothing was found and Doolin Coast Guard team stood down having carried out searches from Quilty to Blackhead.

Incident 07/14

 

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Kidding Around

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast members were at their base from this morning washing all the climbing ropes , harness’s , climbing equipment and torches that had been used on the previous nights callout. While there , the team was tasked to investigate a report of a goat that had been stuck on a cliff face over a few days. Some team members went to the location on the top of Blackhead mountain . Some members stayed below the cliff , while others stayed above the goats position, they discovered that she was minding her kid and was able to get down from her position .

Incident 06/14

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Recovery from Aill na Searrach

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked at about 16.00 yesterday evening by MRSC, Valentia. Members of the public reported a person had fallen from the cliffs North of O’Briens Tower ,  Cliffs of Moher.  Rescue 115 was tasked . The casualty was seen on the shore south of Aill na Searrach. Rescue 115 assessed the situation and it was not possible to attempt to winch due to proximity to the cliffs. All equipment was transported through fields to the climbing area with the quad bike and trailer.  The climbing system was set up and 6 climbers in total descended to the base of the cliffs and located the body. Members of Killkee Coast Guard had also been tasked to assist in the hauling operation . The body was recovered to the top of the cliff . The whole operation took over 7 hours in difficult conditions.

Incident 05/14

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