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#Coast Guard

# coast-guard - Friday 20 November, 2020

Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety plea as callouts to open water swimmers increase
# Open Water
# Open Water

Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety plea as callouts to open water swimmers increase

Nov 20th 2020, 12:10 PM 16,636 Views 15 Comments

Over the past week, eight separate incidents arose in the Dublin-Wicklow area alone.

# coast-guard - Friday 13 November, 2020

17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast
# Greystones
# Greystones

17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast

Nov 13th 2020, 2:33 PM 23,149 Views 12 Comments

The Coast Guard had been called before the teen, who has lifeguard training, got into the water.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 10:03 PM 90,504 Views 59 Comments

The Greystones Coast Guard has shared images of the helicopter rescue.

# coast-guard - Sunday 11 October, 2020

'Lucky escape' for pair rescued from cliff at Howth
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

'Lucky escape' for pair rescued from cliff at Howth

Oct 11th 2020, 6:54 PM 69,959 Views 24 Comments

An adult and a teenager were rescued today at the Howth cliffs.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
# WB Yeats
# WB Yeats

Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea

Oct 6th 2020, 10:07 AM 137,251 Views 11 Comments

The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Coast Guard issues warning about inflatable devices amid high tides
# Storm Ellen
# Storm Ellen

Coast Guard issues warning about inflatable devices amid high tides

Aug 19th 2020, 8:37 AM 10,591 Views 6 Comments

High tides and a storm are expected in the coming days.

# coast-guard - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
# Irish Coast Guard
# Irish Coast Guard

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot

Updated Aug 13th 2020, 12:55 PM 153,959 Views 91 Comments

The women are now in the care of the HSE.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Body of boy (5) recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo during search operation
# Co Mayo
# Co Mayo

Body of boy (5) recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo during search operation

Updated Jun 2nd 2020, 8:54 AM 116,156 Views 14 Comments

The child entered the water while out on Lough Mask at around 6.30pm yesterday.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Girl (16) in serious condition after being pulled from sea in Bray
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Girl (16) in serious condition after being pulled from sea in Bray

May 12th 2020, 8:36 PM 66,266 Views 11 Comments

The girl was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.

# coast-guard - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,561 Views 11 Comments

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

# coast-guard - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Coast Guard warns the public to be careful of rising tide while walking along the coast
# Howth
# Howth

Coast Guard warns the public to be careful of rising tide while walking along the coast

Apr 25th 2020, 12:07 PM 21,627 Views 10 Comments

The Howth Coast Guard station in Dublin responded to three callouts in relation to coastal walkers this week.

# coast-guard - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise while Covid-19 restrictions are in place
# Stay On Your Feet
# Stay On Your Feet

Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise while Covid-19 restrictions are in place

Apr 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 34,537 Views 26 Comments

It’s feared rescue crews and emergency services could face by being unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus.

# coast-guard - Monday 13 January, 2020

Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan

Jan 13th 2020, 9:42 PM 31,540 Views 18 Comments

The Coast Guard said its units had talked to multiple people in the Clontarf and Howth areas today.

Woman who fell 30 feet off cliff path in Sutton airlifted to hospital with serious injuries
# Red Rock
# Red Rock

Woman who fell 30 feet off cliff path in Sutton airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

Jan 13th 2020, 7:57 AM 30,366 Views 4 Comments

The Coast Guard rescued the woman, who is aged in her 50s, yesterday.

# coast-guard - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

Jan 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,677 Views 14 Comments

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# coast-guard - Monday 6 January, 2020

Search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast stood down until morning
# Hook Head
# Hook Head

Search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast stood down until morning

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 5:20 PM 14,208 Views 1 Comment

Willie Whelan remains missing after the fishing boat got into difficulty on Saturday night.

# coast-guard - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Search for missing man in fishing boat incident stood down until morning
# Hook Head
# Hook Head

Search for missing man in fishing boat incident stood down until morning

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 6:37 PM 33,233 Views 13 Comments

Two men are understood to have been on board the boat, one of whom has since died.

# coast-guard - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
# First Aid
# First Aid

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

Jan 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 13,322 Views 12 Comments

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

# coast-guard - Monday 18 November, 2019

Rescue 115 airlifts injured man from trawler over 150km off Co Clare coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Rescue 115 airlifts injured man from trawler over 150km off Co Clare coast

Nov 18th 2019, 12:37 PM 16,411 Views 3 Comments

The alarm was raised at around 11.35pm last night.

# coast-guard - Friday 15 November, 2019

Coast Guard suspends all rescue boat operations due to 'malfunctioning of lifejackets'
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard suspends all rescue boat operations due to 'malfunctioning of lifejackets'

Nov 15th 2019, 4:11 PM 49,059 Views 43 Comments

An investigation into the issue has been launched.

# coast-guard - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty in water at Forty Foot in Dublin
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty in water at Forty Foot in Dublin

Sep 29th 2019, 5:03 PM 86,446 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire were called to the incident at the Forty Foot at around 2.30pm.

# coast-guard - Friday 13 September, 2019

Fishermen who drowned off Co Kerry pier died from 'prolonged period in cold water'
# Coonanna Pier
# Coonanna Pier

Fishermen who drowned off Co Kerry pier died from 'prolonged period in cold water'

Sep 13th 2019, 8:29 AM 18,759 Views 12 Comments

The bodies of three Latvian men were recovered off the Coonanna Pier on 30 September 2018.

# coast-guard - Monday 9 September, 2019

Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains
# Waterford
# Waterford

Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains

Sep 9th 2019, 7:07 AM 24,044 Views 5 Comments

The man incurred major injuries at Mahon Falls yesterday.

# coast-guard - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

Updated Aug 17th 2019, 1:23 PM 35,054 Views 3 Comments

The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast

Aug 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 31,042 Views 6 Comments

Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.

# coast-guard - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania

Aug 8th 2019, 2:48 PM 21,023 Views 19 Comments

The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg

Aug 6th 2019, 9:53 PM 38,412 Views 3 Comments

In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.

# coast-guard - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious head injury on Carrauntoohil
# Devil's Ladder
# Devil's Ladder

Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious head injury on Carrauntoohil

Jul 27th 2019, 5:10 PM 19,078 Views 7 Comments

The incident happened in the Devil’s Ladder area of the mountain.

# coast-guard - Monday 22 July, 2019

Child (5) hospitalised after being swept out to sea on inflatable lilo
# Portmarnock Beach
# Portmarnock Beach

Child (5) hospitalised after being swept out to sea on inflatable lilo

Jul 22nd 2019, 6:57 PM 43,548 Views 36 Comments

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Dublin’s Portmarnock Beach at 2.20pm.

# coast-guard - Monday 15 July, 2019

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
# Dalkey
# Dalkey

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin

Jul 15th 2019, 10:21 PM 23,019 Views 10 Comments

The incident happened at around 4pm today.

# coast-guard - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast
# Ballybunion
# Ballybunion

Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast

Jul 14th 2019, 10:59 AM 30,778 Views 21 Comments

Units from the Coast Guard and RNLI joined in the operation as the pair safely reached the shore.

# coast-guard - Friday 28 June, 2019

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital
# Louth
# Louth

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 71,699 Views 43 Comments

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

# coast-guard - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast

Jun 9th 2019, 4:31 PM 14,865 Views 6 Comments

The alarm was raised at 6.30pm last night after the man sustained injuries to his chest.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'
# Doolin
# Doolin

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'

May 29th 2019, 5:26 PM 30,041 Views 40 Comments

Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.

# coast-guard - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Off-duty garda dies after getting into difficulty while diving off Wexford coast
# Hook Head
# Hook Head

Off-duty garda dies after getting into difficulty while diving off Wexford coast

Updated May 25th 2019, 5:47 PM 33,173 Views 4 Comments

The Coast Guard helicopter, the naval ship LÉ Orla and a lifeboat were sent to the scene.

# coast-guard - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain

Apr 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,032 Views 3 Comments

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.

# coast-guard - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas' artwork launched by An Post
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas' artwork launched by An Post

Mar 7th 2019, 3:39 PM 12,301 Views 13 Comments

Lucas lost her life when the boat she was in capsized while searching for a missing man in September 2016.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving

Feb 20th 2019, 5:54 PM 10,276 Views 17 Comments

Opposition politicians have described the ban on driving with blue lights and sirens as a “backward” move.

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
# Emergency
# Emergency

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens

Feb 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,258 Views 61 Comments

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# coast-guard - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher
# Rescue
# Rescue

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher

Feb 9th 2019, 6:53 PM 46,015 Views 34 Comments

The woman, a tourist aged in her 50s, was in an area inaccessible by land vehicles.

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