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Diver Dies After Saltee Islands Incident
#RESCUE - RTÉ News reports that a man has died following a diving accident off the Saltee Islands at the weekend. The 25-year-old is believed to have rapidly ascended from 25 metres below the surface while on a dive with…
Fisherman Airlifted to Galway Hospital
#RESCUE - The Irish Examiner reports that a man has been airlifted to hospital after taking ill on a fishing vessel off Galway yesterday Friday 21 September. The man reportedly experienced chest pains on board the fishing boat off the…
Irish Diver Rescued from Rough Seas in Malta
#RESCUE - An Irish woman was rescued from rough Mediterranean seas while diving in Malta last week. According to Gozo News, the 44-year-old got into difficulty on Tuesday evening while on a dive off Qbajjar on the Maltese island of…
Clare Lifesaving Duo Win Gold for Ireland at European Championships
#lifesaving – Ireland has won Gold in the European Lifesaving Championships in Jönköping, Sweden. This outstanding achievement has been achieved by Bernard Cahill and Rory Sexton from Clare. They won their medals in the team beach event which simulates a…
German Tourist, Yachtsman Rescued in Separate Boating Incidents
#RESCUE - RTÉ News reports that a German tourist missing after his cruiser ran aground on Lough Ree last night has been found safe and well. The man was one of three on board the vessel that grounded close to…
Teen Injured in Water at Kilkee Pier
#RESCUE - A teenage boy was airlifted to hospital yesterday after an incident at Kilkee Pier in Co Clare. The 17-year-old, understood to be from Limerick, sustained a serious injury after diving from the pier into shallow water. The Irish…
Rescuers Guided to Donegal Swimmer By Woman With Binoculars
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports on the rescue of a swimmer in distress off the Donegal coast thanks to the help of a woman with binoculars. And the RNLI has paid tribute to the Malin Head coastguard unit for…
Howth Coast Guard Rescues Faller from Cliff Path
#RESCUE - The Howth Coast Guard Cliff Rescue team and Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 were tasked yesterday evening (26 July) to the cliffs in Howth to assist a woman who fell from the cliff path at Whitewater Brook.…
Man Rescued After Fall On Rocks in Co Down Coast
#RESCUE - A man has been rescued after falling on rocks and into the sea near Sheepland Harbour in Ardlass, Co Down yesterday 7 July. BBC News reports that local lifeboat crews from the RNLI joined the Belfast coastguard and…
Weekend Rescues at Lough Derg and Doolin
#RESCUE - Six people were rescued from a cruiser that ran aground in high winds on Lough Derg at the weekend. The Irish Times reports that the group had been wakeboarding near Youghal Bay on Saturday afternoon when the 37ft…
Telescope User Spots Injured Man Adrift in Cork Harbour
#RESCUE - The Evening Echo reports on the 'miracle rescue' of a man who fell from his boat in Cork Harbour after he was spotted by telescope. The incident happened on Saturday, when the 37-year-old man from Carrigaline went overboard…
Runaway Speedboat Halted by Baltimore Lifeboat Crew in Dramatic Scenes
#RESCUE - Brave volunteers from the Baltimore RNLI saved the day when they jumped aboard a runaway speedboat heading for a busy pier last Friday. As the Irish Examiner reports, it was one of four dramatic rescues made by the…
Missing Divers Rescued by Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
#RESCUE - Two divers reported missing in Dublin Bay this morning have been rescued by the RNLI lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire. The pair had been with a group diving off the Muglins Rock, close to Dalkey Island, but did not…
Two Rescued from Cruiser on 'Enraged' Lough Derg
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports that two people were rescued from a cruiser that ran aground in an "enraged" Lough Derg on Sunday afternoon. Eyewitnesses on the shore at Terryglass in Co Tipperary raised the alarm after spotting the…
Heart Attack Passenger Airlifted from Cruise Liner
#RESCUE - A cruise passenger en route from Ireland to France has been airlifted to hospital by Royal Navy rescue helicopter, according to BBC News. RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall yesterday dispatched its long-range rescue chopper to retrieve the 83-year-old man…
Two Rescued from Yacht in Galway Bay After Engine Failure
#RESCUE - The Galway Independent reports that two men were rescued by the Galway RNLI lifeboat on Sunday when their boat got into difficulties in Galway Bay. The yacht was crossing from Barna to Spiddal when it suffered and engine…

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