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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Coast Guard

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Coast Guard saved over 400 lives this year
Around 1,000 volunteers help operate the service.
'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns
Caitríona Lucas died when the boat she was in capsized while out searching for a missing man in 2016.
'Very tragic': Three men recovered off Kerry coast named locally
The Latvian nationals were living in Co Kerry.
12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.
Family of five rescued after yacht runs aground in Skerries
The group on the boat, who are believed to be French nationals, sent out a mayday alert shortly before 5am.
Kayaker drowns off Kerry coast
The man was found by a local fisherman this afternoon.
Three people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty
The yacht’s sail got caught around the rudder.
Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.
Coast Guard rescues two swimmers who got into difficulty on Dublin beaches
The swimmers got into difficulty on Burrow Beach and Claremont Beach in Howth.
Man airlifted after getting into difficulties at Cork beach has died
The man had been at the beach with his wife and daughter yesterday.
Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years
Three companies applied to provide the service in a recent tendering process.
Coast Guard called after members of the public get stranded on rocks near Howth
The Coast Guard commended the group for getting in contact.
Coast Guard helicopter rescues woman and her dog cut off by the tide
The changing tide left the woman and her dog stranded on a sandbank.
Coast Guard helicopter rescues three men who jumped into water at Clontarf's Wooden Bridge
The men got into difficulty this afternoon.
Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water
The boat was swamped with water when the Coast Guard arrived.
Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head
The Irish Coast Guard, gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue operation.
Man dead after fishing boat sinks off Mayo coast
Three men were rescued after sending a mayday broadcast this afternoon.
'We’re coming to a loose end': Family appeals for help finding man missing since Monday
Gardaí and the Coast Guard are helping in the search to find Mal Brennan.
'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.
'Unacceptable': Kilkee Coast Guard could struggle with the influx of tourists, Dáil told
The Dáil was told that there had been six incidents last year where “no sea rescue was available” from the Kilkee Coast Guard.
Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.
Mountain walker found safe after going missing on Carrauntoohil last night
He rang the gardaí last night reporting that he had gotten lost on the mountain.
Bodies of two men found after car goes into river in Co Mayo
The search has now been stood down.
Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.
Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater'
The Skerries RNLI set out from the Laytown coast shortly after 5.30am this morning.
Two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months didn't activate their rescue beacon
Doubts have been raised about their story.
'This can delay the response to a genuine emergency': Alarm raised after red distress flare fired in Howth
A spokesperson for Howth Coast Guard said the flare was fired from a boat moored in the harbour.
Group of 15 junior sailors rescued from wrath of Storm Brian in Dun Laoghaire harbour
It’s understood the youngsters were having a sailing lesson when the storm took a hold.
Remains found on west coast beach confirmed as those of woman buried at sea
The remains were discovered by two walkers on a beach in north Clare in late September.
It could become a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien is writing draft legislation.
Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters
Most people are obeying the Coast Guard’s warnings to stay away from the coast.
Rescue 116 and lifeboat crew tasked to windsurfers in difficulty off Louth coast
The incident happened this morning before the men made their way back to shore.
Man rescued from Tipperary mountains after getting lost while searching for missing cattle
The man was reported missing in the Arra Mountains last night at about 10pm.
Body found on Aran Islands is that of man who fell into sea in Clare two weeks ago
The man was named locally as Russian national Andrey Maltsev.
Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore
Investigations are being carried out to determine whether the items belong to a missing Rescue 116 crewmember.
Skeletal remains wash up on seashore in Clare
Walkers found the remains on rocks this afternoon.
Heavy fog hampering search for fisherman swept into sea in Clare
It’s understood the man was fishing in the Pulleen Bay near Doonbeg.
Major search launched after fisherman swept into the sea in Clare
It’s understood the man in his forties was fishing in the Pulleen Bay near Doonbeg.
'I am lucky I got her back' - Husband of Caitríona Lucas on one-year anniversary of her death
Caitríona died last year while on call with the Irish Coast Guard.
Interim report into death of Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas published
Caitríona Lucas died on 12 September last year just off Kilkee, Co Clare.