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#Search and Rescue

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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, 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

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

The young man entered the river yesterday morning.

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

Body recovered after search on the River Boyne

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

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

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

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"

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'

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

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

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

# search-and-rescue - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Rescue operation for man swept away while spreading ashes at sea

A search is underway off the Cornish coast.

# search-and-rescue - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Malaysia declares all on board MH370 dead, angering relatives

Authorities earlier declared the flight to have been an accident.

# search-and-rescue - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Search for man who fell into River Nore while walking with friends

The 33-year-old entered the water at about 1.30am this morning.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Rescue in Waterford City for man in the river at Rice Bridge

The man was spotted entering the water shortly before 9am.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Two divers die in west Cork diving accident

The two men were exploring a wreck off the Cork coast.

More than 4,000 people went missing in Ireland so far this year

Most of them were eventually found but a support service has said organisations involved in search and rescue need to work together better.

# search-and-rescue - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Body of man recovered from River Shannon

The man went into the river just behind the University of Limerick yesterday.

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