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Dramatic Day On Causeway Coast As Lifeguard Rescues Boy From Rip Current
#Rescue - Downhill beach lifeguard Ray Cunningham has been hailed a hero after racing to the rescue of an eight-year-old bodyboarder caught in a rip current off the Causeway Coast yesterday (Tuesday 11 August). Cunningham was on patrol when he…
Boater Rescued In Clew Bay After Close Call With Runaway RIB
#Rescue - Rescue teams raced to Clew Bay yesterday evening (Thursday 6 August) after a man was struck by the propeller of his runaway boat. A number of witnesses called emergency services after seeing the unmanned RIB speeding in tight…
RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Kitesurfer On Benone Strand
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards came to the rescue of a kitesurfer who got into difficulty on Benone Strand yesterday morning (Saturday 18 July). At 11.40am, senior lifeguard Liam Mullan and lifeguard Beth Montgomery were monitoring the beach from the RNLI…
Elderly Passer-By Saves Drowning Man's Life In Limerick
#Rescue - A life buoy thrown by an elderly passer-by helped save the life of a drowning man in the River Shannon at the weekend, as reports. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon (11 July) at the Shannon Bridge…
RNLI Lifeguards Assist Paddle Boarders On Whiterocks Beach
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards assisted two stand-up paddle boarders on Whiterocks beach in Portrush on Saturday (11 July) during strong offshore winds. Senior RNLI lifeguard Bosco McAuley spotted two people in difficulty at 3.40pm approximately 100 metres out to sea…
RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Man On Castlerock Beach
#RNLI - RNLI lifeguards rescued a man who found himself in difficulty on Castlerock Beach in Co Derry yesterday afternoon (Friday 3 July). Shortly before 12.30pm, senior lifeguard Damian McCauley was assisting two vehicles that had got stuck in soft…
CH Marine Stage 'Lifejacket Awareness Week'
#lifejacketawareness – Inflatable Lifejackets are without doubt the most convenient and unobtrusive PFDs available but they do need regular checks and servicing for their safe operation when needs. Leading Lifejacket supplier CH Marine is holding a Life Jacket Awareness Week this…
Seven Kayakers Rescued After Bristol Channel Ordeal
#Rescue - Just days after a kayaker was rescued from the Bristol Channel comes footage of another rescue on the opposite side of that same body of water – this time of seven people kayaking off the Exmoor coast. According to the…
Kayaker Rescued From Bristol Channel
#Rescue - A man was rescued from the water in the Bristol Channel off the Vale of Glamorgan this afternoon (Friday 1 May) after his kayak capsized and sank. Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre received multiple emergency calls at 12:26pm…
Six Junior Sailors Rescued In Dun Laoghaire Drama
#Rescue - reports on the dramatic rescue of six young sailing trainees after their dinghy overturned in a gust in Dun Laoghaire harbour yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 April). One of Dun Laoghaire RNLI's lifeboats spotted the children in trouble…
New Maritime Safety Strategy Aims to Reduce Number of Fatalities at Sea
#maritimesafety – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today launched a new Maritime Safety Strategy 2015 – 2019, the theme of which is 'Make Time for Maritime Safety.'  The new Strategy was developed following a consultation…
Tourist In Fall Near Cliffs Of Moher
#Rescue - reports that a French tourist was rescued after a fall near the Cliffs of Moher yesterday afternoon (Sunday 29 March). The woman had been walking with her family south of the famous Clare coastal spot when she…
Three Escape Injury As Yacht Runs Aground In Dublin Bay
#Rescue - A yacht was towed to safety by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat this afternoon (Wednesday 25 March) after it hit rocks on the South Bull Wall at the entrance to Dublin Port. Three people were on board the…
Champion Bodyboarder Airlifted From Clare Coastal Cliff
#Rescue - A world champion bodyboarder was airlifted to hospital from the base of a Doonbeg cliff earlier this week after suffering an injury in the water off the Clare coast. The Clare Herald has more on the incident, telling…
Surfer Rescued From Cliffs Of Moher
#Rescue - The Irish Independent reports that a surfer has been rescued after getting trapped at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher. What began a search operation for a missing surfer yesterday evening (Saturday 14 March) soon became a…
Quick-Thinking Gardaí Rescue Driver From Car In Water At Howth
#Rescue - Gardaí were swift on the scene in Howth Harbour to rescue a man whose car entered the water in the early hours of Wednesday morning (25 February). As the Irish Examiner reports, the driver had managed to get…

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