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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Coast Guard

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
Caitriona Lucas inquest hears Coast Guard volunteers were thrown into the sea by 'wall of water'
Retired Garda Sergeant John Moloney fought back tears in court as he recalled hearing the “mayday” alert on the day of her death.
This year
Man rescued from foot of Howth cliffs after falling and being stranded for almost 24 hours
After an advanced paramedic from Dublin Fire Brigade had assessed the man’s injuries, it was decided to take him by sea to an ambulance.
Woman (50s) dies after swimming incident in Lough Derg
She had been airlifted to hospital yesterday after an incident in the water.
Body of eight-year-old girl recovered following search operation off Cork coast
The child went missing in the water near Fountainstown this afternoon.
Body recovered after 14-year-old boy goes missing while swimming at Cork Harbour
Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 2pm.
Man airlifted to hospital following climbing accident in Co Clare
The incident occurred at Ailladie off the R477 Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan coast road at 8pm last night.
Update: Signs that missing Cork-bound sailor hadn't made entry in ship's journal in 9 days
The yacht was boarded by the Irish Coast Guard and found to be empty before it drifted into UK waters.
13 crew members rescued after fishing vessel runs aground off the coast in west Cork
Nine were airlifted to safety while the other four remained to assist in freeing the boat from the rocks.
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.
Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland and RNLI warn public to be careful around water this Easter
Spring tides this weekend will cause higher than normal water levels at full tide.
Coast Guard tells volunteers they are now 'explicitly included' under whistleblowing law
It follows several years of disputes within the organisation.
Last year
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.
Rescue under way as hundreds of migrants stranded on boat drifting off Crete
The coast guard said passengers on the boat had made a distress call to an emergency number during the night.
Injured hiker airlifted from mountain in North Clare
The man, who was aged in his 60s, was walking with a group when he suffered a lower leg injury.
Emergency services including Coast Guard helicopter searching for missing climber in Kerry
The missing man, who is in his 60s, was last seen yesterday at 5pm.
Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume
The man, an experienced caver, is thought to have gone exploring local sea caves in the area.
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland issue joint warning ahead of bank holiday weekend
The organisations are advising people to take care in and on the water or along the coastline.
Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida
Search teams had earlier recovered five bodies from around 40 people who were on the boat before the operation was called off.
39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.
Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases
There are currently four search and rescue bases in Ireland at Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford.
All time
Coast Guard records 12% increase in callouts over the past year
There was a small reduction in the number of drowning incidents.
Doolin Coast Guard unit to be reconstituted following fallout from resignations
The unit was stood down last month following the shock resignations of six members.
Government to appoint independent mediator to resolve Doolin Coast Guard unit issues
Six long-serving volunteers confirmed last week they were leaving the Doolin unit with immediate effect.
Irish Coast Guard management meet Doolin volunteers following surprise resignations
Six long-serving volunteers resigned unexpectedly yesterday.
Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations
Six volunteers in Doolin resigned yesterday.
Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body
The search for the man had commenced on Monday.
Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter
The group became stranded when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks.
Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
The man is expected to make a full recovery.
Three swimmers rescued after getting into difficulty off Doonbeg
The three swimmers got into difficulty shortly after 5pm today.
Man rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty surfing in Clare
The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
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.
Man (56) dies while climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry
Local coast guard and mountain rescue teams attended the scene this afternoon.
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.
'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
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.
Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.
Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan
Ice boats and helicopters were used to reach the people who had been ice fishing in Wisconsin.
Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.
Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety plea as callouts to open water swimmers increase
Over the past week, eight separate incidents arose in the Dublin-Wicklow area alone.