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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Irish Coast Guard

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Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about tonight’s road crash involving a toddler, the proposals aimed at ending the Dublin Bus dispute and the start of the water metering process.
Two men airlifted to hospital in serious condition after car driven into ravine
The men were rescued from their upturned car after it left the road and plunged into the Arigna river near Drumshanbo in Leitrim.
Many weekend swimmers 'very close to disaster' as Coast Guard called to 72 incidents
The Coast Guard has seen the number of call-outs double this summer due to the heatwave.
Irish Coast Guard crewman delivers baby boy in Letterkenny
The woman was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but gave birth to the baby in the corridor with the help of the crew member.
Young man drowns while swimming with a friend in Killarney
The man in his 20s had been swimming with a friend to a nearby island in Lough Leane this evening when he got into difficulty.
Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip
One man died in the accident, in Tramore Bay in January of this year. He was fishing with a friend when their boat capsized, just 50 metres from shore.
Irish Coast Guard: Don't go in the water without a lifejacket like these two
The Coast Guard has released this picture in an attempt to ensure others wear lifejackets in the water.
15 members of Irish Coast Guard rescue 16-year-old boy from cliff edge
The boy tried to climb up the cliff from the beach and had become stranded in Howth.
Body of missing James Stafford recovered from river Boyne
The death of the 33-year-old man is being treated as a personal tragedy.
Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach
The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.
Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer
There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.
VIDEO: Baby porpoise rescued after becoming stranded on Dublin beach
The porpoise was taken back out into open water by a coast guard crew.
Update: Body recovered after car enters water in Arklow
The body of the man was recovered after it washed up on a nearby beach. A woman was taken from the vehicle earlier this morning and is being treated in hospital.
Father and child rescued from Howth pier after becoming trapped by waves
The pair did not require hospital treatment.
Busy weekend for the Irish Coast Guard with callouts all over the country
The Coast Guard said the west of the country was the busiest area but this is not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year.
Body of young girl, 3, found on Cork beach
A man in his 50s also died in the incident.
Man taken from water off Galway dies
The man was taken from the water after falling from the quayside at Spanish Arch this morning.
Four fishermen rescued off Waterford Harbour
A 15-metre fishing boat carrying four people got into difficulty off Hook Head in Waterford Harbour early this morning.
Coast Guard issues warning as further gales and flooding forecast
The public is advised to stay away from the shoreline and to avoid venturing out unnecessarily when gale force conditions are forecast.
Warning for people to avoid coastal areas as Ireland battered by winds
The Coast Guard has warned the public to stay away from coastal areas as northerly winds that will reach gale force are forecast.
New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’
The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.
Cliff faller rescued on Howth head
Video of incident shows woman being rescued and winched by helicopter.
Passenger suffers suspected heart attack on board MS Balmoral
The man has received medical attention on board the vessel, which has turned back as a “precautionary measure”.
Search for missing fishermen off Cork coast to be scaled back
Two of the five men who were on the trawler when it sank are still unaccounted for.
Search for missing sailors to resume
The search for five missing crewmen who went missing when their vessel sank in the Irish Sea yesterday is to resume today.
Column: ‘You’d often know the people you’d be going out for’
From receiving an alert, Joefy Murphy and his crew can launch a lifeboat in eight minutes. He explains why the danger and the lack of sleep haven’t stopped him yet.