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Inis Óirr search

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The Doolin Delta boat went to Inis Óirr this morning to continue the search for a missing person on the Island.More Coast Guard team members along with a SARDA Ireland Search Dog  also went across on a passenger ferry. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta and the Aran Lifeboat conducted line searches from Inis Óirr to Blackhead. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter also searched the area. Galway Sub Aqua Club, a local boat and a boat from Carna also searched.

Coast Guard team members and the SARDA search dog searched the 10.2 km of coastline around the Island.



Day 3,14th July

Doolin Coast Guard Delta boat , the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter,Rescue 115 and the Aran Island Lifeboat continued an air and sea search around the Island and further today.

Air and sea searches continued on 15th and 16th of July.

A body , believed to be that of the missing man, was found across the bay at Inverin, Co Galway on 16th July.

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Missing Teenager

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard were called at 04.56 to search for a  teenager, reported missing in the Doolin area. Unit members assembled at the Rescue Centre and teams immediately commenced searches in the Doolin village area and at further locations. The Shannon based Rescue Helicopter assisted in the search.

The local  SARDA  Search Dog linked to the team  was  tasked and a short time later he located the teenager.  The Coast Guard / SARDA search dog  team then found the boy safe and well and he was reunited with his group.

Incident 12/09

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Search at the Cliffs of Moher

by Caitriona in  Callouts



Towards evening the team were called out to search for a missing person in the Cliffs of Moher area.Doolin Coast Guard teams carried out searches.   Searches of the area were  also carried out by a SARDA search dog team. The boat was launched and searched from Doolin to Hags Head, the Shannon based rescue helicopter also assisted.Gardaí and members of the public assisted in the search.

Incident 08/09


Day 2,3,4 and 5

Doolin Coast Guard boat along with the two D-Class boats launched and searched from Doolin to Liscannor, the Coast Guard boat continued the search to Whitestrand.Search teams covered large areas of coastline walking the cliffs and the Shannon based Helicopter again assisted in the search effort. Lahinch Rescue also assisted, searching along the coast from Lahinch to Clahane.On the third day, extensive searches were carried out along the coast ,  from Whitestrand to Doolin.Gardaí and members of the public assisted. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter carried out a search and LoughRee Sub Aqua Club launched their boat at Doolin and searched from Doolin to Liscannor.

Over 60 km of coastline was searched by Doolin Coast Guard members, members of the public and  Gardaí who walked the cliffs and shores in teams on day four. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter again carried out a search of the area.

On the fifth day of the search, Doolin Coast Guard Unit, Killaloe Coast Guard members, Gardaí and members of the public continued the search , again covering the coastline from Quilty to Doolin.The search effort ended towards evening as a body,believed to be that of the missing person, was located.

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Congratulations to Caitriona and Zac

by Admin in  General/Notices

Congratulations to Caitriona (Coast Guard and SARDA member) and Zac (SARDA search dog)

Caitriona and Zac qualified as a novice search dog team at the weekend, and are now on the callout list of SARDA Over the last two and half years they have been training and were assessed by SARDA England, SARDA Wales and SARDA Northern Ireland. Thanks to Zacs accension there are currently two dog teams in SARDA Ireland and hopefully there will be more by the end of the year.

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