Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Rescue

All time
Deaf and partially blind dog led rescuers to child in Australian bushland after keeping her safe
Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the child through a rainy night before leading family and rescuers to her.
Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head
The Irish Coast Guard, gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue operation.
Limerick firefighters save woman by her 'fingertips' in River Shannon rescue
The firefighters say that it was a joint effort by everyone involved.
One elephant dies and others let loose after circus truck crashes on Spanish motorway
There were five elephants in the truck in total.
Seven teens rescued after getting stranded on Sandymount beach
The group had got into difficulty when caught by an incoming tide.
Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove
The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.
'Unacceptable': Kilkee Coast Guard could struggle with the influx of tourists, Dáil told
The Dáil was told that there had been six incidents last year where “no sea rescue was available” from the Kilkee Coast Guard.
Man 'extremely lucky' to be alive after falling on rocks in Cork
He was seriously injured when found by a member of the public.
Seven people rescued from Carrauntoohil mountain in two separate incidents overnight
A woman with a bad cut on her head was found as Kerry Mountain rescue were bringing another six people off the mountain.
Mountain walker found safe after going missing on Carrauntoohil last night
He rang the gardaí last night reporting that he had gotten lost on the mountain.
ISPCA urging public to come and rehome cats who were used at research facilities
So far this year, 351 cats and kittens have been responsibly rehomed from the centre in Longford.
Argentine navy says 'explosion' detected in search for missing submarine
The 44 crew members now missing for a week.
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.
US Navy plane carrying 11 passengers crashes into Philippine Sea off coast of Japan
Eight people have been rescued so far.
Two people cut off by rising tide in Sandymount rescued by RNLI
The alarm was raised at 4.30pm, when the pair found themselves surrounded by water.
US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea
Jennifer Appel Tasha Fuiaba’s sailboat engine broke on 30 May and they have been stranded at sea since.
Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh
The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.
Group of 15 junior sailors rescued from wrath of Storm Brian in Dun Laoghaire harbour
It’s understood the youngsters were having a sailing lesson when the storm took a hold.
Three men rescued from Ophelia off yacht in Co Wexford
The three had encountered extreme difficulty in attempting to bring their yacht to harbour early this morning.
Rescue 116 and lifeboat crew tasked to windsurfers in difficulty off Louth coast
The incident happened this morning before the men made their way back to shore.
Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours
The girl fell into a deep crevice during a family hike in the Swiss Alps.
Irish mountain rescue volunteer dies while training in Wales
Kevin Hallahan was a father who joined the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in 2011.
Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year
The country has now pledged to take in 600 refugees in 2018.
'I was just really concerned for my kids': Irishman in Texas evacuated from house in boat
The full horrors of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey began emerging today.
'I'm not a medic, I just watch a lot of TV': Woman who saved man turned away from hospital
The man suffered a heart attack after he was turned away from a hospital despite complaining of chest pains.
Local garda swims out and rescues man who'd jumped from a bridge in Sligo
The incident happened in the town yesterday afternoon.
Teen army cadets caught up in bad weather rescued off the Mourne Mountains
Emergency services were alerted shortly before 12pm today.
RNLI volunteers in Cork have helped eight people in four incidents since yesterday
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Crosshaven RNLI.
Two men who died off Donegal coast named locally
Both men are believed to be Lithuanian nationals.
Six people rescued from boat in 'dangerous' conditions off Cork coast
“The rescue was carried out with great skill and precision on a dangerous coastline in today’s winds,” the RNLI said.
Boy (14) airlifted to hospital after yachting incident off Cork coast
In a separate incident, a man in his 50s required the help of the coast guard after a serious kitesurfing incident.
Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast
No-one was injured in the incident.
RNLI rescues two people without life jackets from submerged jet ski
The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Police alerted the Irish Coast Guard to the sinking jet ski in the harbour.
So many people have drowned in this Pakistani city that swimming has been banned
It has been banned for six months.
Search for fisherman missing off Skerries stood down
One man has been rescued and one man remains missing.
Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions
The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.
'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.
Three people 'extremely lucky to survive' boat overturning on River Boyne
The Coast Guard rescued the group after a member of the public raised the alarm.
Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll
Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.
Three people rescued from River Liffey last night
They are all in hospital.