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#Search and Rescue

# search-and-rescue - Monday 15 August, 2022

Death toll from Armenian blast rises to five with over 60 injured
# Yerevan
# Yerevan

Death toll from Armenian blast rises to five with over 60 injured

Aug 15th 2022, 9:06 AM 11,108 Views 0 Comments

The cause has not yet been established, but local news reports, said the explosion went off at a place that stored fireworks.

# search-and-rescue - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Woman dies at summit of Galtee Mountains
# Death
# Death

Woman dies at summit of Galtee Mountains

Apr 2nd 2022, 5:59 PM 111,157 Views 29 Comments

It happened at approximately 1pm today.

# search-and-rescue - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases

Jan 25th 2022, 9:30 PM 11,343 Views 10 Comments

There are currently four search and rescue bases in Ireland at Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
# R116
# R116

Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report

Nov 18th 2021, 7:17 AM 5,826 Views 13 Comments

Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Garda divers join search for missing woman after personal items found near Cliffs of Moher
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Garda divers join search for missing woman after personal items found near Cliffs of Moher

Nov 4th 2021, 3:30 PM 24,115 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí commenced a search for a woman believed to be in her late 20s.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body
# Mweelrea
# Mweelrea

Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body

Aug 19th 2021, 12:37 PM 49,031 Views 5 Comments

The search for the man had commenced on Monday.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Nine people rescued from Devil's Ladder on Carrauntoohil amid icy conditions
# Kerry
# Kerry

Nine people rescued from Devil's Ladder on Carrauntoohil amid icy conditions

Jan 6th 2021, 9:22 AM 37,045 Views 37 Comments

Four different parties were lowered down a 100-metre stretch of the mountain.

# search-and-rescue - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'These are the days you live for': RNLI volunteers recall dramatic rescue of young paddle-boarders in Galway
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

'These are the days you live for': RNLI volunteers recall dramatic rescue of young paddle-boarders in Galway

Aug 15th 2020, 5:01 PM 36,920 Views 21 Comments

There was jubilation this week when cousins Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn were found off Inis Oirr.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 14 August, 2020

'We said there was no point in being panicky, and we'd be fine': Teenager rescued from sea in Galway tells her story
# Resilience
# Resilience

'We said there was no point in being panicky, and we'd be fine': Teenager rescued from sea in Galway tells her story

Aug 14th 2020, 1:09 PM 37,959 Views 41 Comments

The paddle boarders rescued yesterday morning were “shaking like leaves” with the cold overnight.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 13 August, 2020

'Anything that could fly or float was out there last night': The story behind the rescue of Galway paddle boarders
# Furbo Beach
# Furbo Beach

'Anything that could fly or float was out there last night': The story behind the rescue of Galway paddle boarders

Aug 13th 2020, 6:22 PM 58,235 Views 25 Comments

A Galway RNLI crew member recounts the operation that saved two women’s lives this morning.

# search-and-rescue - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Pony lost at sea despite rescue efforts after bolting from beach in Clare
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Pony lost at sea despite rescue efforts after bolting from beach in Clare

Mar 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 42,243 Views 12 Comments

The incident was reported to emergency services shortly before 1pm today.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 24 January, 2020

Canadian police search for French tourists missing after snowmobile crash
# Saint-Henri-de-Taillon
# Saint-Henri-de-Taillon

Canadian police search for French tourists missing after snowmobile crash

Jan 24th 2020, 8:28 AM 13,647 Views 2 Comments

The tourist group crashed through ice while snowmobiling on Tuesday evening.

# search-and-rescue - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning
# Blackhead Lighthouse
# Blackhead Lighthouse

Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:15 AM 19,536 Views 2 Comments

A search began from units of the Coast Guard at 8pm yesterday evening.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 19 July, 2019

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan

Jul 19th 2019, 2:08 PM 14,671 Views 17 Comments

The new framework will be phased in over the next 18 months.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas' artwork launched by An Post
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas' artwork launched by An Post

Mar 7th 2019, 3:39 PM 12,336 Views 13 Comments

Lucas lost her life when the boat she was in capsized while searching for a missing man in September 2016.

# search-and-rescue - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coast Guard saved over 400 lives this year
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Coast Guard saved over 400 lives this year

Dec 30th 2018, 3:33 PM 7,451 Views 13 Comments

Around 1,000 volunteers help operate the service.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

Sep 21st 2018, 1:13 PM 11,704 Views 10 Comments

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Man (40s) drowns after getting into difficulty while swimming in Lough Derg
# Galway
# Galway

Man (40s) drowns after getting into difficulty while swimming in Lough Derg

Jun 6th 2018, 8:41 AM 17,528 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí said that the alarm was raised shortly after 6pm yesterday evening when a swimmer got into difficulty.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Body found on Aran Islands is that of man who fell into sea in Clare two weeks ago
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Body found on Aran Islands is that of man who fell into sea in Clare two weeks ago

Oct 4th 2017, 7:59 AM 12,809 Views 3 Comments

The man was named locally as Russian national Andrey Maltsev.

# search-and-rescue - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Major search launched after fisherman swept into the sea in Clare
# Doonbeg
# Doonbeg

Major search launched after fisherman swept into the sea in Clare

Sep 16th 2017, 1:30 PM 13,991 Views 2 Comments

It’s understood the man in his forties was fishing in the Pulleen Bay near Doonbeg.

# search-and-rescue - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'We are all collapsed, our homes and our people': Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 61
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

'We are all collapsed, our homes and our people': Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 61

Sep 9th 2017, 8:12 AM 8,471 Views 0 Comments

Rescuers have been searching for survivors with sniffer dogs and heavy machinery.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 14 July, 2017

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members
# Garda Divers
# Garda Divers

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 14th 2017, 10:36 PM 16,849 Views 21 Comments

Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash

Jul 13th 2017, 10:15 PM 27,444 Views 34 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time detailed a series of emails between pilots and the search and rescue operator in 2013.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Bodies of five children among those pulled from the water after Myanmar plane crash
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Bodies of five children among those pulled from the water after Myanmar plane crash

Jun 8th 2017, 7:53 AM 14,297 Views 5 Comments

There were at least 120 people on board the plane.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

Apr 13th 2017, 8:37 PM 159,204 Views 196 Comments

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

# search-and-rescue - Monday 20 March, 2017

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116

Mar 20th 2017, 3:35 PM 13,690 Views 6 Comments

Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.

# search-and-rescue - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Rescue teams find body in search for missing hillwalker in Galway
# Maamturks
# Maamturks

Rescue teams find body in search for missing hillwalker in Galway

Mar 18th 2017, 5:24 PM 33,900 Views 28 Comments

They had been searching for a man who was missing since yesterday.

# search-and-rescue - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds
# Rescue 115
# Rescue 115

Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds

Feb 21st 2017, 8:15 PM 30,762 Views 34 Comments

Rescue 115 and Rescue 117 were involved in the mission.

# search-and-rescue - Monday 23 January, 2017

Iceland in mourning after missing young woman's body found on beach
# Rare Crime
# Rare Crime

Iceland in mourning after missing young woman's body found on beach

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:48 PM 54,193 Views 20 Comments

Birna Brjansdottir was missing for eight days before her body was found.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry
# Jim Keane
# Jim Keane

Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry

Nov 3rd 2016, 7:38 PM 35,126 Views 9 Comments

Jim Keane, aged 70, had been missing since Monday.

# search-and-rescue - Monday 15 August, 2016

Search underway after elderly fisherman's boat found off Cork coast
# Cape Clear
# Cape Clear

Search underway after elderly fisherman's boat found off Cork coast

Aug 15th 2016, 10:36 PM 16,013 Views 7 Comments

The search is focusing on Toe Head and Mizen Head.

# search-and-rescue - Monday 23 November, 2015

Search continues for 21-year-old man who went into River Boyne
# Navan
# Navan

Search continues for 21-year-old man who went into River Boyne

Nov 23rd 2015, 3:57 PM 23,901 Views 7 Comments

The young man entered the river yesterday morning.

# search-and-rescue - Monday 16 November, 2015

Body recovered after search on the River Boyne
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Body recovered after search on the River Boyne

Nov 16th 2015, 2:13 PM 15,026 Views 0 Comments

The rescue effort has been ongoing since around 10.30am.

# search-and-rescue - Friday 11 September, 2015

The last remaining 9/11 rescue dog just celebrated her 16th birthday in style
# Good Girl
# Good Girl

The last remaining 9/11 rescue dog just celebrated her 16th birthday in style

Sep 11th 2015, 6:05 AM 20,629 Views 36 Comments

Bretagne the golden retriever was a key figure of the search through the rubble in the aftermath of the World Trade Centre collapse.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Body recovered from sea off Clare coast
# Cliffs Of Moher
# Cliffs Of Moher

Body recovered from sea off Clare coast

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:14 AM 26,672 Views 16 Comments

The man was seen going into the water from the cliffs on Monday evening.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Over 150 people have joined the search for man whose father and girlfriend were drowned
# Rallying
# Rallying

Over 150 people have joined the search for man whose father and girlfriend were drowned

Jul 9th 2015, 8:11 AM 9,709 Views 5 Comments

Barry Davis Ryan has been missing for over a week.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Search continues to bring missing man home for a "decent burial"
# Baltimore
# Baltimore

Search continues to bring missing man home for a "decent burial"

Jul 8th 2015, 9:38 AM 11,351 Views 4 Comments

His mother has spoken of her huge loss after the tragedy.

# search-and-rescue - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'When I heard that they were gone... what can you say - I still can't believe it'
# Baltimore
# Baltimore

'When I heard that they were gone... what can you say - I still can't believe it'

Jul 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 29,124 Views 7 Comments

His father and girlfriend died in the tragedy.

# search-and-rescue - Sunday 26 April, 2015

There are 100 Irish people in areas affected by the Nepal earthquake
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

There are 100 Irish people in areas affected by the Nepal earthquake

Apr 26th 2015, 8:15 PM 37,695 Views 5 Comments

Efforts are being made to contact some 50 Irish citizens in the quake-hit region.

# search-and-rescue - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Fisherman injured off the coast of Cork airlifted to hospital
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Fisherman injured off the coast of Cork airlifted to hospital

Feb 10th 2015, 10:45 PM 8,552 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Air Corps assisted the Coast Guard in today’s operation.

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