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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Rescue

31st May 2023
# Rescue
Coast Guard rescues two children clinging to buoy off Malahide
A passing boat which happened to be helmed by an off duty member of the Howth Coast Guard team picked up the two children.
Last year
# Rescue
The Irish Coast Guard responded to almost 2,700 incidents this year
The Irish Coast Guard today published its end of year summary of statistics today.
# Thailand
Rescuers search for 30 missing sailors after naval vessel sinks off Thailand coast
75 sailors from the HTMS Sukhothai were hauled from the sea after the vessel went down on Sunday night.
# west midlands
Several people thought to be in critical condition after falling through ice into lake in UK
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service (WMFS) said they were called to Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst this afternoon.
# trá lathan
Dog rescued after falling from cliff near Doolin in Co Clare
Cliffs in the area are as high as 22 metres in places.
# Rescue
Dozens of crew in danger as ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong
Crew members were negotiating difficulties brought on by Severe Tropical Storm Chaba.
# Rescue
Cork RNLI crew assists US sailors who ran into bad weather during Atlantic crossing
The sailors had left Boston on their yacht a number of weeks ago and were en route to Scotland.
# Rescue
RNLI crew assists sailor in difficulty after failure of boat engine
The RNLI has urged people planning to go out on their boats to ensure they are prepared in case they get into a difficult situation.
# San Francisco
Man trapped in storm drain ‘the width of a pizza’ rescued after two days
Emergency crews were called after passers-by heard the man’s screams for help.
# Rescue
Howth RNLI rescues six kayakers in north Dublin waters
One kayaker had capsized.
# Rescue
Men who rescued Irish medical student describe relief after reaching Ukraine border
Joe McCarthy and Gary Taylor helped get Racheal Diyaolu to the country’s border this week.
# Racheal Diyaolu
Irish medical student travelling across Ukraine after being picked up by Scottish rescuers
Racheal Diyaolu has left Sumy, near the Russian border, and is travelling towards Poland.
# Afghanistan
Boy trapped three days down Afghan well dies after rescue
The child, named Haidar, slipped on Tuesday to the bottom of a well being dug in a village.
All time
# sicily explosion
Pregnant nurse among seven dead in Sicily building collapse
The explosion destroyed four buildings, including a four-storey apartment building, in Ravanusa, Sicily.
# Coastguard
Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.
# r116
Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.
# Kinsale
Kayaker rescued off west Cork after high swells
Golfers on the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links saw a person in trouble and immediately raised the alarm.
Two rescued after pleasure boat suffers engine failure in Cork
The RNLI was called out yesterday, to go to the aid of a pleasure craft with two people and their dog on board that got into difficulties near Garrettstown in West Cork.
# Cork
Sailor rescued after yacht's engine failed off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said the sailor was “mighty pleased” to see the lifeboat that rescued him.
# Arklow
Three people rescued off Wicklow coast after vessel suffers engine failure
RNLI volunteers responded to an alert at 1.40am and sailed 10 miles out to sea east of Arklow Harbour.
# castlegregory
Swimmer rescued from water in Kerry after hours-long search
It’s not known exactly how long the swimmer was in the water but they are said to have been “exhausted”.
Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.
# Rescue
Four people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty and sinks off Wexford coast
The incident happened 50 miles south of Kilmore Quay in the early hours of the morning.
Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.
# Coast Guard
Man rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty surfing in Clare
The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
# Howth
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.
# 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.
# Ballycotton
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from vessel suffering engine problems off coast of Cork
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of an RNLI lifeboat this morning.
# Cork
Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise
The Coast Guard’s R115 helicopter also attended and transported the man for further medical attention.
# Emergency Services
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
# Rescue
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.
# West Cork
Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.
# submarine
Worries grow about Indonesian sub’s crew as oxygen dwindles
The KRI Nanggala has less than a day’s worth of oxygen remaining for its 53 crew.
# Rescue
Four people found dead in boat carrying 23 migrants near Canary Islands
Ninteen migrants have been hospitalied on Tenerife.
# Rescue
Man in his 20s dies after getting into difficulty in the sea in Howth
The man was taken from the water known locally as Hidden Beach, near Whitewater Brook.
Exhausted swimmer rescued clinging to rocks near Dublin's Forty Foot
People are being warned that sea temperatures remain low despite the sunny weather.
# Dublin
Lifeboat crews rescue seven people in two separate incidents near Dun Laoghaire
Both incidents happened yesterday afternoon.
# Lucky Escape
Rescuers save two people out of truck dangling from bridge over 100ft deep gorge in Idaho
The only thing keeping the 2004 Ford pick-up from falling was a set of “safety chains” attached to a camper trailer.
# woof day
Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head
The dog was reunited with its owners and taken to the vet for treatment.
# Belfast
Woman and 11-year-old daughter rescued after going overboard from ferry in Belfast harbour
The incident happened as the Stena Horizon was approaching its berth in Belfast harbour.