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Kerry Calls Emergency Workers For 'Heroes Week' This June
#Rescue - Emergency workers with Irish heritage from all over the world are being invited to celebrate Heroes Week in Tralee this June. As part of The Gathering 2013 initiative, the chiefs of Co Kerry's emergency services will welcome first…
Five Rescued From Stranded Fishing Vessel Off West Cork
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on the rescue of five fishermen of West Cork this morning (21 February) after their fishing trawler was stranded in strong coastal winds. RNLI Castletownbere's lifeboat crew responded to the trawler Anders Nees after…
Two Rescued from Burning Trawler Off Waterford
#RESCUE - RTÉ News reports that two fishermen have been rescued from a burning trawler off the Waterford coast this morning. The two men abandoned ship to a liferaft when a fire started on board the herring boat Kingfisher some…
Irish Residents Among Rescued as Party Boat Hits Rocks in San Francisco
#RESCUE - An unconfirmed number of men from Ireland were among 22 people rescued from a sinking passenger boat in San Francisco Bay in the early hours of this morning. KGO-TV News reports that the hull of The Neptune was…
Galway Lifeguard Praised for Canoe Rescue
#RESCUE - A lifeguard at Galway's Leisureland has been praised for his part in the rescue of a canoeist who got into difficulty in the water off Salthill, as The Connacht Sentinel reports. Ian Brennan raced to the water after…
More On Power Boat Fireball Off West Cork
#BOAT FIRE - The Irish Independent has more on the incident in which a motor cruiser caught fire off West Cork at the weekend, as previously reported on Denis Ryan, a car dealer from Inishannon in Co Cork, says…
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…

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