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File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s volunteers launched to the aid of a family cut off by the rising tide on cliffs yesterday evening, Saturday 22 August. Local lifeguards raised the alarm for the two adults and three young children who were trapped between…
The female casualty is transported to Rescue 118 following a fall at Mullaghmore Head
A woman rescued after falling from a cliff at Mullaghmore Head yesterday afternoon (Thursday 13 August) was “very lucky that she was spotted”. The casualty was found unconscious at the bottom of the cliff on the Co Sligo headland by…
Hildegarde Naughton is Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton has praised the coastguard, Garda and local volunteers for their quick response in the rescue of two missing paddle boarders in Galway Bay today, Thursday 13 August. As reported earlier on Afloat.ie, the two young…
Britain’s Coastguard Responds To Record Number Of Incidents At UK Coasts
HM Coastguard dealt with 340 individual incidents across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday (8 August), representing its highest number of call-outs in a single day for well over four years. Packed coastlines and beaches kept coastguard personnel…
Coastguard and lifeboat volunteers stretcher the casualty from the cave in Smuggler’s Cove on Friday 7 August
Coastguard units from Coleraine and Ballycastle were tasked to rescue a man in his 70s who had fallen in a cave close to the Giant’s Causeway on Friday (7 August). The casualty had sustained a knee injury and was being…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched to the rescue of a 50-year-old woman who fell into the water while with a coasteering group at Dunseverick near the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 August). The volunteer crew applied…
Irish Coast Guard at the scene of the rip current incident at Inch Beach on Sunday
A local surfing school instructor raced to the rescue of a teenage boy caught in a rip current off a Co Cork beach at the weekend, as CorkBeo reports. Luke Chambers of the Swell Surf School was with a surf…
The Irish Coast Guard on the beach at Sandymount
The Irish Coast Guard’s Dun Laoghaire unit launched to the rescue of a family of four cut off by the tide on Sandymount yesterday afternoon, Saturday 25 July. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were tasked to incident along with the local…
Rescue 116 winchman Derek Everitt in a still from a short film by Vertical Magazine last October
Vertical Magazine has shared video of a roundtable discussion on helicopter rescues from earlier this year, featuring a member of the Rescue 116 crew with the Irish Coast Guard. Helicopter winchman Derek Everitt was in attendance at the HAI Heli-Expo…
Coastguard and lifeboat crews attending the scene at the Forty Foot yesterday
Dun Laoghaire’s coastguard unit was tasked yesterday (Sunday 12 July) to assist paramedics with a casualty who had fallen down steps at the Forty Foot bathing spot. Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was also in attendance at the scene, where…
Baltimore RNLI at the East Skeam Medevac
Baltimore RNLI was called out to a medical evacuation earlier this evening (Thursday 9 July) after a teenage girl fell nearly 10 metres down a blow hole on East Skeam Island, off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The…
File image of Irish Coast Guard
An 11-year-old boy is believed to have sustained a broken leg when he and a friend fell from a sea cliff in North Co Dublin yesterday (Tuesday 23 June). As Independent.ie reports, Irish Coast Guard rescue teams from Howth and…
Bangor’s lifeboat comes alongside the stricken motorboat in Belfast Lough
Bangor's lifeboat rescued four people aboard a motorboat from Carrickfergus after the boat broke down off Whitehead, and the group risked drifting into a shipping lane in Belfast Lough in fading light. A volunteer crew from Bangor RNLI was requested…
File image of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115
The Irish Times reports that a 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious spinal injuries after a diving incident in Co Cork yesterday afternoon (Monday 1 June). It’s understood that the man was diving from rocks near Nohoval Cove,…
The Priests’ Beach in Blackrock, Co Louth
The Irish Mirror reports that two people were rescued from a beach in Co Louth on Saturday afternoon (23 May) after getting into difficulty in the water. Clogherhead RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard were tasked to the scene at…
Portree lifeboat approaches the grounded cargo ship MV Kaami
Eight crew were rescued from a cargo ship out of Drogheda that ran aground off the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides early yesterday morning (Monday 23 March). The MV Kaami had left Drogheda Port on the evening of…

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