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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…
Body Found in Search for Missing Currach Fisherman in Galway
#SEARCH AND RESCUE - A body was recovered yesterday during the search for a 43-year-old fisherman missing off the Galway coast, as RTÉ News reports. The body was discovered near the shoreline of St Macdara’s island off Carna, some distance…
Major Search Under Way for Missing Fisherman Off Galway Coast
#SEARCH AND RESCUE - The Irish Times reports of a major air and sea search and rescue operation for a 43-year-old fisherman missing off the Galway coast. Irish Coast Guard helicopters based at Sligo and Shannon joined the overight search…
Second Cruiser in a Week Runs Aground in Lough Erne
#RESCUE - Four people were rescued on Lough Erne yesterday after their motor cruiser ran aground in the second such incident in a week, the Belfast Telegraph reports. All on board were retrieved by RNLI lifeboat from the 29ft cruiser,…
Angler Dies After Lough Corrib Incident
#RESCUE - One angler has died in hospital and another was receiving emergency treatment last night after their boat got into difficulty on Lough Corrib. According to The Irish Times, the two men were among a party of three on…
Thieves Take Engines from Volunteer Rescue Unit
#RESCUE - The Killaloe/Ballina Search and Recovery Unit in Co Clare has been left reeling after the engines powering its specialist dive boat were stolen recently. According to the Irish Examiner, the 18-strong volunteer search team were "gutted" when they…
Search Scaled Down for Missing Crewman in Irish Sea
#RESCUE - BBC News reports that the search for a cargo ship crewman missing in the Irish Sea has been scaled down. The 22-year-old from Slovakia was reported missing yesterday morning from the Fehn Sirius, which was en route from…
Body Recovered Off Dublin Thought to Be Missing Fisherman
#RESCUE - The Evening Herald reports that a body recovered 14km off the coast of north Dublin on Sunday is believed to be that of a missing fisherman. The grisly find was made by the fishing vessel Rath Eilte in…
Donegal Skipper's Dramatic Alaska Rescue Story
#RESCUE - A Donegal-born skipper joined in the dramatic rescue of a fishing trawler crew in Alaska recently, the Donegal Democrat reports. Seamus Hayden Jr, who captains the fishing vessel Clyde, was berthed in Lazy Bay at the southern end…
Scottish Search and Rescue Base UK's Busiest in 2011
#RESCUE - The Royal Navy search and rescue unit at HMS Gannet was the busiest in the UK last year, STV News reports. The unit - based in Prestwick, near Glasgow - responded to nearly 300 call-outs and rescued 240…

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