Search and Recovery

Jun 20, 2008   //   by Ian   //   Callouts  //  No Comments

Ennistymon Gardaí tasked Doolin Coast Guard Unit at 01:20hrs this morning to assist with a search for a missing man at Ballyheragh, Liscannor. While en-route to the incident, Gardaí informed the officer in charge, that the casualty had been located at the base of a 40 meter cliff in that area. Some team members descended the cliff and were preparing for the evacuation of the casualty when the Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter arrived on scene. With an in-coming tide it was decided that the helicopter should be used to evacuate the casualty.
In poor light, and working close to the cliff face, the crew of Rescue 115 had to exercise caution to safely carry out the winching operation. With the casualty on board the aircraft they returned to Shannon Airport, a doctor and H.S.E. Paramedics pronounced the man as D.O.A. The Doolin Coast Guard stood down at 04:52hrs

Incident 17/08

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