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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Irish Coast Guard

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'It doesn't look cool' is one of the top five excuses coast guards hear from people not wearing lifejackets
Heard them all now.
Woman rescued from Howth Head after being kept on phone as crew of 19 searched
She was found in the early hours of this morning.
Garda and Coast Guard choppers rescue stranded walkers (and dogs) off Sandymount
We’re told both dogs have “slept for the rest of the day” after all the excitement.
Fishermen plucked from liferaft after ship sinks in gale-force winds
The Shannon and Waterford Coast Guard helicopters responded – and the men were located in a liferaft in the early hours of this morning.
Man rescued by coast guard after breaking his arm on boat
The first rescue attempt was unsuccessful.
Injured kayaker rescued from Clare Glens in two hour operation
Crews from the Coast Guard, South East Mountain Rescue, the fire service and the National Ambulance Service all worked together in the rescue.
Occupants of plane that caught fire "got a taxi on to Limerick"
Four people escaped unharmed after their light aircraft came down near Portumna on Christmas Eve.
Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race
He was hit by a fallen mast in Dublin Bay.
12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall
The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.
RNLI crew pump water from boat for over an hour to rescue 6 men
The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at 3.15am.
Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods
The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.
Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains
The man’s body was discovered yesterday evening.
Coast Guard responds to 'help' calls on Carrauntoohil... it was just someone praying loudly
A mountain guide thought he heard screams for help. They weren’t.
Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach
The pod of pilot whales have become stranded for a second time today.
Take a ride with us on an Irish Coast Guard helicopter
The crew based at Dublin Airport let us tag along on a training exercise and even winched our reporter out of the chopper…
Two swimmers rescued from Howth cliff after being caught by strong currents
The two men were rescued after a tourist heard their shouts for help.
Man suffers heart attack on Waterford beach
It is thought that the heat today was a contributing factor.
This is a very very stupid thing to do ... obviously
Teenagers have been jumping from four-storey high scaffolding into Grand Canal Dock. It’s not a very bright thing to do.
Man rescued after breaking leg in cliff fall
The man fell near Martello Tower in Portrane yesterday evening.
These signs will help the Coast Guard get to people more quickly
The signs has its location displayed on it to help tourists or those unfamiliar with an area help emergency services to find a person in trouble.
Semi-conscious man rescued from Howth cliffs in dawn call-out
He was treated by an off-duty Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic after being found on an embankment next to the cliff-edge.
One person is still missing after a boat sank on Lough Erne
Five people were rescued as RNLI lifeboats are still searching.
Got what it takes? The Irish Coast Guard are hiring again
They’re looking for people with a very particular set of skills…
Search for man seen falling into river in Kilkenny
The man was seen entering the water at Green’s Bridge by two witnesses.
'Stay away from the coast': Warnings issued as storm expected to hit hardest today
Winds of up to 130km/h are set to combine with high seas, leading to an increased risk of flooding, especially along coasts.
"Lifesaving" call for Cork doctors as stabbed crewman airlifted off ship
A Chinese crew-member aboard a Panama-registered ship was stabbed as the vessel approached Irish waters.
Gallery: It was wet out there today, very wet. Here's the pics to prove it
The east got the worst out if with high tides breaching sea walls along the coast.
Coast Guard helicopters stand down mission due to severe weather
A man on a Spanish fishing vessel suffered chest pains last night.
Forget the festive jumpers, get your loved ones a life jacket this Christmas
The Irish Coast Guard is encouraging friends and family members of water lovers to get them a gift this year that could save their lives.
After six weeks on the rocks, Tall Ship Astrid towed to Kinsale Harbour
The vessel ran aground on July 24 but all 30 people on board were rescued safely.
Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River
A second person managed to get out of the water and raised the alarm.
Operation to lift the Astrid from the sea should be completed by next week
Work to prepare the 95-year-old vessel for the salvage operation has been ongoing since the weekend. All aboard were rescued when she crashed on the rocks six weeks ago.
Two tourist couples attacked by dogs on Malin Head since Saturday
In two separate incidents, the Spanish and Italian tourists were bitten while out walking the cliffs
Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats
Several of the jury-rigged craft have been spotted along the Irish coast in recent days.
Young sailors rescued in Sligo during yacht club excursion
17 people, who were members of the Sligo Yacht Club, were rescued after the weather changed yesterday morning.
'No proposal' to cut more than 17 per cent of Coast Guard staff
Reports today suggested that nine of 52 staff would lose their jobs under new plans but the department said today this is not the case.
Six “extremely lucky” people rescued in Dublin Bay after boat capsizes
The RNLI and Coast Guard were involved in the rescue yesterday evening. This was one of three rescues over the past day.
What happens when a ship ... becomes a wreck?
If something valuable from it happens to wash up on the beach, I can just keep it – right? … Well, no.
Plan for salvage of Tall Ship Astrid wreck "nearing completion"
It’s more than two weeks since the Dutch-owned training vessel sank near Kinsale.
Group of children free dolphin trapped in rockpool
The mammal – believed to be a striped dolphin – became stuck in shallow water in rocks on Kilkee Beach.