“Nine Lives” Book Launch

Sep 17, 2008   //   by Caitriona   //   Media  //  No Comments

David Courtney

David Courtney has seen tragedy and triumph up close and personal, during his years as a pilot in Ireland’s helicopter rescue services.

This gripping memoir, from a rescue pilot with some 300 team missions under his belt, vividly illustrates how extraordinary such a life can be. It recounts hair-raising missions that often took place at night, sometimes trying to hover and winch a man onto a heaving deck in pitch darkness during intense gale force winds.

This is an authentic, modest and engrossing account of a life lived in a difficult profession – highlighting the marvellous co-operation between the various rescue services of our coasts and mountains, both professional and voluntary.

A fascinating story of real life heroes doing their daily business of protecting the people who stand in harm’s way.
To be officially launched by Kevin Myers

September 19 at 6.30pm, The Ennis Bookshop, Ennis, Co Clare


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