Cliffs Recovery

Dec 14, 2009   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  2 Comments


At 08.48 this morning Doolin Coast Guard members were paged to an incident at The Cliffs of Moher by MRCC Valentia. The Unit was asked to search for a missing person believed to be in that area. Search teams went immediately to the area  and commenced searching, one of these teams searched surrounding fields with a SARDA search dog  while others searched the cliff top edge.The Doolin Delta boat was launched and searched the sea under the cliffs. The Shannon Based Rescue helicopter was also tasked and carried out an air search of the area.

Sadly,  shortly after, a body was sighted by a search team member over halfway down the cliff on a ledge. The helicopter assessed the situation and due to the conditions and location , they were unable to winch . Doolin Coast Guard team prepared to send  climbers down to recover the casualty.Killaloe and Kilkee Coast Guard Units were called on for backup. With the full climbing set up prepared, two climbers descended the cliff and recovered the casualty.

Incident  46/09



  • Thank you all so much. We are heart broken but we appreciate your efforts in recovering the body of our friend. Thank you.

  • thank you

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