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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Coastguard

Last month
May 2023
12 people rescued from boat with engine trouble near Ballycotton lighthouse
The group got into difficulty and were at risk of getting pushed onto the rocks.
This year
# Drowning
29 people dead after boats capsize during migrant crossings off Tunisia
The coastguard said it had recovered the bodies of 29 migrants after three boats capsized.
All time
# Cork
Woman airlifted from top of Blarney Castle after fall
After being airlifted by the Rescue 115 helicopter, the woman was transported to hospital via ambulance.
# Coastguard
Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.
# Cork
Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.
# West Cork
Coast Guard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes
The incident happened just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in west Cork.
# North Ayrshire
Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast
The teenager was praised for his quick actions.
# Puffin Island
Search continues for pilot after plane disappeared off north coast of Wales
Police confirmed the small plane had just one person on board when it went off the radar near Puffin Island.
# Northern Ireland
Teen army cadets caught up in bad weather rescued off the Mourne Mountains
Emergency services were alerted shortly before 12pm today.
# Tipperary
Body of young man recovered after getting into difficulty swimming with brother
The coastguard and gardaí were alerted at around 4.45pm.
# Saved
'I was thinking I was going to die' - Surfer rescued by Belfast Coast Guard after 32 hours at sea
Belfast Coastguard coordinated the search for Matthew Bryce from Airdrie in Scotland.
Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow
The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.
'Captain, colleague, daughter, sister, mum, friend and hero' - Captain Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest
Her funeral mass took place at St Patrick’s Church in Glencullen in Dublin.
# italy's coastguard
"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean
A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.
# Arklow
Search for man who fell from boat off Wicklow coast stopped for the night
Units of the Coastguard as well as the RNLI have been searching for the man.
Lone 60-year-old sailor rescued amid storm-force conditions
The yachtsman’s VHF radio was washed overboard before his rescue, which saw the RNLI lifeboat spending 12 hours at sea.
# Aegina
Four people, including girl (9), killed in speedboat collision in Greece
Several more people were injured.
# Labasheeda
Investigation launched to identify woman's body found in water in Clare
It’s understood that the body had been in the water for some time.
# Rescue
Man airlifted from Russian ship off Cork coast after "sustaining burns" in engine room
The rescue happened today at about 5.45pm.
# skegness
Four huge sperm whales have washed up dead on an English beach
The dead whales are believed to come from a pod of six. Similar deaths have been reported over the last week.
# carrauntoohill
Coast Guard assist in rescuing man (30s) from mountain
The man sustained a broken leg while climbing the mountain.
# sea land air
Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.
# samos
Four babies among 11 dead after boat overturns off Greece
Ten of the dead were found in the cabin of their boat.
# lacken bay
Fishermen find body off Mayo coast
The remains have not yet been identified.
# Coastguard
Search for missing fisherman swept off Kerry rocks to resume today
The Chinese man was on fishing from some rocks when a rogue wave swept him out to sea.
# parnell bridge
Man arrested after coming out from under Cork bridge
A rescue operation was launched after the man was spotted in the water.
# Saved
Dramatic video shows fishermen saved moments before their boat sank
The Irish vessel went down off the Isle of Lewis.
# rescue me
The Coast Guard saved 260 lives this year
It was a very busy year for the Coast Guard. Here are all the details.
# Tragedy
Man dies after falling from boat in Wexford Harbour
The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Rescue
Man airlifted to hospital after falling 25 feet off Bray Head cliff
Darts between Bray and Greystones were suspended for a time, but have since resumed.
# Salthill
Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack
The swimmers were pulled to safety by the RNLI.
# Co Kerry
Body of man found by hillwalker on Carrauntoohil
A post-mortem is due to take place and the local coroner has been notified.
# Galway
Man dies after resurfacing from dive off Inishbofin
The diver experienced difficulty and the coastguard helicopter R118 was tasked to the scene from Sligo.
# Sligo
Diver dies after accident off Donegal coast
The incident occurred yesterday evening, the Coastguard said.
# Waterline
Jedward rescued by coastguard after getting stranded on a sandbank
The pair were walking along Donabate beach when they got stuck on a sandbank in Malahide.
# Ballycastle
Child killed in cliff fall named as 7-year-old Logan Crawford
The young boy was playing with friends nearby when it happened.
# Search
Body of man recovered from River Shannon
The man went into the river just behind the University of Limerick yesterday.
# Coastguard
Search for Dutch man on Sheep's Head Peninsula called off after three weeks
The man was reported missing on 8 February after he went out for a walk with a friend.
# then a hero comes along
Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick
Fireman Eli Brace jumped in to the water to rescue the woman after the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter could not retrieve her.