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Matthew Sills – Waterford  On the 5th of August 2019, Matthew was out and about in Tramore when he noticed a large group of people looking very panicked on the prom. This group was watching a brother and sister trying in vain to escape a rip current. A doctor and former lifeguard, Matthew had rescue equipment in his car and instantly ran for a rescue tube. He rushed into the water fully clothed and made his way to the two swimmers. At this point the woman had lost a lot of energy so Matthew placed the rescue tube around her and offered practical advice to the man. Matthew remarkably steered the swimmers ashore.
Seventeen lives were saved from drowning by rescuers who will receive recognition at Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony at the O’Reilly Hall in UCD this afternoon (Tuesday 26 November). Michael Ring, Minister for Rural & Community Development, will…
UK Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre worked overnight to oversee the search and rescue operation in Indonesia
HM Coastguard in the UK was among the agencies joining an international search operation last night (Friday 22 November) after a superyacht sank off Indonesia. While initially believed to be a UK-registered vessel, it was quickly confirmed that the yacht,…
Bundoran RNLI’s volunteer crew make their way to the scene
Four people have been rescued from an island off the Sligo coast after their vessel washed up on rocks. Bundoran RNLI’s volunteer crew launched to the incident at Inishmurray Island yesterday afternoon (Sunday 3 November) along with the Irish Coast…
Members of Lagan Search & Rescue
Belfast used to turn its back on the River Lagan. Not anymore writes Betty Armstrong. Within the city much development, both commercial and urban, has taken place around the river – a weir, Belfast Harbour Marina, riverside walks, a new…
Howth Coast Guard’s new rescue ROV
Howth Coast Guard has successfully deployed its new remote operated vehicle (ROV) for the first time in a missing person exercise last night (Wednesday 30 October). After several weeks of training, the coastguard team set out to locate a potential…
Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI working with Rescue 116 to rescue the crew of the grounded fishing boat
Five crew were rescued from a fishing vessel that ran aground on rocks on approach to Ardglass Harbour early yesterday morning (Wednesday 23 October). Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews launched to assist after a Mayday call from the…
(from left) Michael, Jim and James Gallagher at home in Burtonport, Co Donegal with a photo of half-decker Irine which helped to rescue 15 people, mainly young children, off Roaninish in August 1956
The relatives of a Fermanagh woman who was one of 18 people rescued by two Donegal fishermen have expressed delight that the men are to receive national bravery awards – all of 63 years after the event writes Lorna Siggins James…
(from left) Michael, Jim and James Gallagher at home in Burtonport, Co Donegal with a photo of half-decker Irine which helped to rescue 15 people, mainly young children, off Roaninish in August 1956
Two Donegal brothers are to receive national bravery awards next week for their rescue of 18 people from two vessels which got into difficulty off Portnoo - all of 63 years ago writes Lorna Siggins. Retired fishermen James and Michael…
Rower ‘Shaken’ After Rescue From Strong Shannon Currents At Killaloe Bridge
BreakingNews.ie reports that a charity rower was left “shaken” after he was rescued from strong currents in the River Shannon at the Killaloe bridge. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were tasked at 2.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 25 September) to the scene where…
The capsized currach off Skerries
Skerries RNLI launched to the rescue of a man and two teenagers in the water after their currach capsized off the north Co Dublin town yesterday evening (Saturday 21 September). Just after 5pm, Dublin Coast Guard picked up a Mayday…
Rescue 116 winches the casualty to safety from the cliff base at Balscadden
A woman was hospitalised with head injuries after a fall on Howth Head yesterday morning (Friday 20 September), as BreakingNews.ie reports. A joint agency response, involving the Howth Coast Guard Unit, Howth RNLI lifeboat, Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish…
Coastguard volunteers carry the stranded dog back to dry land
Coastguard teams from Bangor and Portaferry were tasked to Strangford Lough on Saturday afternoon (17 August) to rescue a young dog stranded by the tide at Island Hill. The pup’s worried owner “was in the mindset of attempting a rescue…
Rescue 118 winches one of its crew
RTÉ News reports that 15 young people were rescued from the sea off Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 13 August). Ten were airlifted to hospital in Letterkenny after the group got into difficulty while swimming by the pier at Magheroarty in…
Galician SAR vessel Salvamar Alioth, which picked up the three crew from the stricken Sujo in the early hours of Friday morning
The Irish crew of a motor yacht were rescued after their vessel took on water and sank off the coast of Northern Spain on Friday (9 August). Afloat.ie has learned from its skipper Vincent Duke that the Sujo, a Maltese-registered…
File image of Portmarnock beach in north Co Dublin, where the incident occurred on Monday
A member of the US Coast Guard and three of his relatives have been praised by the father of a young girl rescued after she was swept out to sea from a Dublin beach. As The Irish Times reports, Walter…
Skerries RNLI bring the woman and two children back to the mainland
Skerries RNLI helped rescue a woman and two children yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 July) after they were stranded on Shenick Island having been cut off by the rising tide. Shortly after 3pm, the Irish Coast Guard tasked the north Co Dublin lifeboat station to…

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