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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Irish Coast Guard

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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.
Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Co Clare
The man was plucked from the water by an Irish Coast Guard before being brought to hospital.
Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast
The funeral of Joe Sinnott is due to take place tomorrow.
'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.
Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.
Supplier in contract row with Coast Guard threatens to hold equipment at 'secure location' until paid
The company said it has been accused by the Coast Guard of overcharging on a contract – an accusation it rejects.
Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning
A search began from units of the Coast Guard at 8pm yesterday evening.
Woman seriously injured in Clare cliff jumping accident airlifted to hospital
She’s understood to have jumped around 10 metres when she got into difficulty.
Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.
Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.
Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital
The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.
Woman airlifted to hospital from luxury cruise liner off south coast
Rescue 115 had been on standby since yesterday afternoon.
Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out
The ban had been put in place last month to “mitigate the risk” of this type of driving on public roads.
'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.
'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.
Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks
The pilots had planned to take action as a result of a dispute on rostering issues.
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.
'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.
Woman (20s) airlifted to hospital after falling from cliff in Co Clare
It’s believed the woman suffered multiple injuries including fractures and a head trauma.
Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.
Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Dalkey Quarry
The woman, aged in her 30s, fell in an inaccessible area in the quarry this morning.
Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock
Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.
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.
Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble
The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.
'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.
Man in critical condition after being washed into sea in Clare
It’s believed he was taking photos near the base of a cliff.
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.
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.
Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay
An alert was raised with the Irish Coast Guard yesterday evening when the boat failed to return to shore.
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 who died off Donegal coast named locally
Both men are believed to be Lithuanian nationals.
Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc
The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.
Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds
Rescue 115 and Rescue 117 were involved in the mission.
Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough Derg
The man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital this morning.
The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'
The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.
LE Aisling joins search for fisherman who fell overboard off Kerry coast
The man was working on a Spanish fishing vessel when he fell into the water.
Six-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being overcome by bleach fumes
Emergency services were called to the girl’s home this afternoon.