Search off Lahinch beach

Jul 30, 2008   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  2 Comments

The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard was tasked at 21:36 hours on 29 July to Lahinch Bay, following a report of a swimmer in difficulty.

Both boats were launched and shore teams deployed. Lahinch Sea Rescue and a fishing trawler were also on scene. Following a short search, the woman was found and taken from the water by the crew of one of the Doolin boats at approximately 22:25. CPR was immediately initiated and maintained while she was transferred to Lahinch beach, where a doctor and a paramedic attended to her. Following further attempts to resuscitate her, she was rushed to hospital by the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter but she failed to recover consciousness.

Incident 24/08


  • I was one of the many people that gathered at lahinch prom last night and on behalf of all the people that were viewing this sad occasion i must say that the crew were only fantastic, ye all work so hard and i ye should be very proud of the talents that ye have. May She R.I.P and may God watch over her family.

  • Well done yet again guys. Pity we didnt get a sucessful recovery but we have bad days and good.

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