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Kitesurfer Dylan Green after carrying out the rescue on Friday evening
A kitesurfer who rescued a swimmer off the Seven Heads in Cork on Friday evening (23 April) said he was “just delighted to help”. As TheJournal.ie reports, Dylan Green was out on his board when he was alerted to a…
Skerries RNLI recovering a lifebuoy from the water during a search for potentially missing swimmers off Balbriggan on Wednesday evening 21 April
Skerries RNLI’s volunteers launched their inshore lifeboat on Wednesday evening (21 April) as part of a multi-agency response to reports of a swimmer in difficulty near the Martello tower in Balbriggan. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat Louis Simson was launched within…
Peter Conroy of the Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club opposes a proposed ban on jet skis at Count Clare beaches
“Aquabikes” caught the attention of former Irish Times journalist Kevin Myers back in 1982. The Irishman’s Diary writer was seriously concerned about the pressure windsurfers were putting on the RNLI Dun Laoghaire lifeboat at the time. He had read about…
Lagan S&R is an independent Lifeboat covering the seaward River Lagan and Belfast Lough
The Sunday Life recently highlighted the decision by Downtown Radio Star Neil McClelland to support Lagan Search & Rescue. Lagan S&R is an independent Lifeboat covering the seaward River Lagan and Belfast Lough; It relies on the generosity and support…
Foyle Search and Rescue receives £39000 donation for drones
Last month Foyle Search and Rescue announced the refresh and upgrade of its drone programme following a £39,000 donation from supporters in the local video games industry. It operates on the River Foyle, which flows through the City of Derry…
A lone yachtsman was rescued just outside Kinnego Bay on the southern shore of Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh Rescue was paged on the 9th April to the aid of a lone yachtsman whose vessel had engine difficulties just outside Kinnego Bay on the southern shore of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. On scene, the lifeboats found…
The Eemslift Hendrika moments before a number of its crew jumped from its deck as it listed dangerously to starboard
The crew of a Dutch cargo vessel were rescued by helicopter as their ship developed a heavy list in the Norwegian Sea late on Monday (5 April). Now there are concerns that the Eemslift Hendrika, which remains adrift with its…
The RNLI lifeboats tow the abandoned GP14 dinghy back to shore at Youghal
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Youghal RNLI rescued five people from the water off Capel Island near Knockadoon in the Youghal Bay area this afternoon (Monday 5 April) when the two GP14 sailing dinghies they were in capsized leaving one adult…
Lough Neagh Rescue towed home a 24ft cruiser that had lost power
Lough Neagh Rescue was called last Friday evening to a 24ft cruiser that had lost power. The vessel was located about 1.5 nautical miles to the east of Ballyronan on the west side of Lough Neagh. Lifeboats were launched and…
 The RNLI charity will deliver their usual lifeguard service across the Causeway Coast and in County Down this year
The RNLI has been working with partners behind the scenes through the challenges of lockdown to recruit, train and prepare their lifeguards for what is expected to be another busy summer on Northern Ireland’s beaches. The charity will deliver their…
Jacko the dog is helped back up to the top of the cliff, and (below) the Howth Coast Guard cliff rescue team setting up for the descent
Howth Coast Guard’s cliff rescue team came to the aid of relieved owners after Jacko the dog fell over a cliff on Howth Head yesterday afternoon, Friday 26 February. It emerged that Jacko had been distracted by wildlife while out…
File image of the Stena Horizon in older livery, on approach to Rosslare Harbour
A mother and daughter were hospitalised after going overboard from a ferry in Belfast Lough on Thursday evening (25 February). As BBC News reports, the pair were rescued from the water by emergency response crews from the Stena Horizon and…
Members of the Old Head/Seven Heads coastguard team abseil into the sinkhole to reach the casualty
A woman was rescued from a sea inlet in West Cork after a more than 90-minute ordeal yesterday evening, Thursday 25 February. The casualty had got caught in the swelling tide just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown…
Hugo the dog and his walker with two of their rescuers
A dog and his walker were rescued after they got cut off by the tide at Sandymount this afternoon (Thursday 4 February). Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat assisted with recovering the duo from the water and bringing them to safety…
Coast Guard Helicopter services, provided under contract by CHC Ireland, operate day and night services out of Bases at Sligo, Shannon, Dublin and Waterford
In an end of year commentary, the Coast Guard has highlighted, that despite the impact of Covid-19, 2020 has proven to be a relatively busy year. Overall, the Coast Guard coordinated 2643 incidents in comparison with 2490 incidents in 2019.…
Fifty-one Lives Saved in Near-Drowning Rescues Water Safety Ireland Honour Remarkable Rescuers
Fifty-one lives were saved from drowning by rescuers who will receive recognition at Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony, broadcast online on Tuesday 24th November at 7 pm. The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Heather Humphreys will acknowledge…

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