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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Coast Guard

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Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones
The Greystones Coast Guard has shared images of the helicopter rescue.
'Lucky escape' for pair rescued from cliff at Howth
An adult and a teenager were rescued today at the Howth cliffs.
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
Coast Guard issues warning about inflatable devices amid high tides
High tides and a storm are expected in the coming days.
Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
The women are now in the care of the HSE.
Body of boy (5) recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo during search operation
The child entered the water while out on Lough Mask at around 6.30pm yesterday.
Girl (16) in serious condition after being pulled from sea in Bray
The girl was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
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 warns the public to be careful of rising tide while walking along the coast
The Howth Coast Guard station in Dublin responded to three callouts in relation to coastal walkers this week.
Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise while Covid-19 restrictions are in place
It’s feared rescue crews and emergency services could face by being unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus.
Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan
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
The Coast Guard rescued the woman, who is aged in her 50s, yesterday.
'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.
Search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast stood down until morning
Willie Whelan remains missing after the fishing boat got into difficulty on Saturday night.
Search for missing man in fishing boat incident stood down until morning
Two men are understood to have been on board the boat, one of whom has since died.
'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.
Rescue 115 airlifts injured man from trawler over 150km off Co Clare coast
The alarm was raised at around 11.35pm last night.
Coast Guard suspends all rescue boat operations due to 'malfunctioning of lifejackets'
An investigation into the issue has been launched.
Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty in water at Forty Foot in Dublin
Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire were called to the incident at the Forty Foot at around 2.30pm.
Fishermen who drowned off Co Kerry pier died from 'prolonged period in cold water'
The bodies of three Latvian men were recovered off the Coonanna Pier on 30 September 2018.
Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains
The man incurred major injuries at Mahon Falls yesterday.
Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.
10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast
Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.
Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.
Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg
In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.
Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious head injury on Carrauntoohil
The incident happened in the Devil’s Ladder area of the mountain.
Child (5) hospitalised after being swept out to sea on inflatable lilo
Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Dublin’s Portmarnock Beach at 2.20pm.
Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
The incident happened at around 4pm today.
Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast
Units from the Coast Guard and RNLI joined in the operation as the pair safely reached the shore.
Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital
The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.
Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast
The alarm was raised at 6.30pm last night after the man sustained injuries to his chest.
Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'
Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.
Off-duty garda dies after getting into difficulty while diving off Wexford coast
The Coast Guard helicopter, the naval ship LÉ Orla and a lifeboat were sent to the scene.
Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.
Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas' artwork launched by An Post
Lucas lost her life when the boat she was in capsized while searching for a missing man in September 2016.
'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving
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
Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.
Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher
The woman, a tourist aged in her 50s, was in an area inaccessible by land vehicles.
Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?
From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.
Inspired by the Coast Guard, this young scientist from Clare hopes to develop an improved life jacket
The 16-year-old wants to redesign life jackets to improve them for volunteers.