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Howth Coast Guard Volunteers Rescue Dog Trapped On Cliff
#Coastguard - A dog trapped on cliffs at Balscadden Bay was said to be "in good form" after he was rescued by volunteers with Howth Coast Guard yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 January). The dog, who became trapped while exploring the…
Stormy Autumn Contributed To Record 2014 Coast Guard Response Statistics
#coastguard – The Coast Guard has seen a record response for 2014, with it being particularly relevant to the Shannon SAR Helicopter who flew the Bases 300th mission last week. As already reported two days ago, the Coast Guard…
Another Record Year For Irish Coast Guard In 2014
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported another record year for both missions flown and lives saved, according to the Irish Examiner. Among the stats announced by the rescue service for 2014 is a 72% increase in the number…
Surfer Found Safe And Sound In Lahinch Beach Search
#Coastguard - The Clare Herald reports on the happy outcome after a search for a missing surfer near Lahinch yesterday afternoon (Monday 15 December). Members of the Irish Coast Guard's Doolin unit began combing the beaches of Lahinch after an…
Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) Becomes part of New HM Coastguard Network
#coastguard – Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) is to become part of the new Coastguard national network for the very first time this week. Work has been carried out at the search and rescue coordination centre to upgrade the technology…
Howth Coast Guard Seeks New Recruits
#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard in North Co Dublin has announced it is recruiting new members to volunteer in and respond to cliff and coastal emergencies in the local area. No experience is required and all training is provided, but…
Planning To Light Chinese Lanterns Tonight? Let The Coast Guard Know
#ChineseLanterns - With Halloween celebrations kicking off this evening as soon as the sun goes down, Bundoran RNLI has a timely reminder for anyone considering lighting Chinese lanterns. A simple courtesy call to the Irish Coast Guard to let them…
Search for Missing Boy off Holyhead
#coastguard – Coastguards are this afternoon searching for a 12-year-old boy who is believed to have been swept out to sea at Aberffraw. Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call at around 12.30 this lunchtime reporting that three people were stuck…
Doolin Coast Guard Moves Into New Station
#Coastguard - More than a year after getting final approval from then Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the new coastguard station at Doolin has opened at last, as the Irish Examiner reports. The 25 volunteer members of the Irish Coast…
One Body Recovered, Two Rescued Alive in West Cork Yachting Accident
#westcorkyacht – Two people have been found alive and one body has been recovered after a boating accident off West Cork this morning. Our photo from the scene taken at dawn this morning show the rescue operation underway with the…
Man Rescued From Flooded Car on Lancashire Causeway
#coastguard – A man has been rescued from his car after being swamped by the rising tide on the causeway between Overton and Sunderland Point. Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after midday.…
Elderly Beachgoer Dies At Lahinch
#Coastguard - A man in his 70s has died after collapsing in the shallows at the popular beach at Lahinch, Co Clare yesterday afternoon. As The Irish Times reports, the man suddenly collapsed and was quickly pulled from the water…
Coast Guard Encourages Swimmers to Swim Only at Recognised Recreational Areas
#coastguard –The Irish Coast Guard strongly urges people not to engage in activities that put themselves at risk by diving or swimming in places that are not recognised recreational areas and may pose underwater dangers that are not readily obvious.…
One Man & His Dog Rescued From Yacht
#coastguard – A Coastguard-coordinated rescue in the Bristol Channel last night (Thursday 24th) has underlined the importance of ensuring a vessel is seaworthy and properly equipped before taking to the waves. Just before midnight, the Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre…
Coast Guard Urges People Not to Go to Sea in Unsuitable Craft
#coastguard – The Coast Guard is urging people not to go to sea in unsuitable craft. Coast Guard units all over the country are dealing with an increase in calls because of supermarket-bought inflatable craft being used at sea. The…
Coast Guard Finds Child at Base of Cliff
#coastguard – Belfast Coastguard coordinated the search yesterday evening for a child who was missing near cliffs close to the Silvercliff Caravan Park at Ballycastle. The Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams, a Police helicopter, the rescue helicopter from RAF…
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