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#Coast Guard

# coast-guard - Monday 13 January, 2020

Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan

The Coast Guard said its units had talked to multiple people in the Clontarf and Howth areas today.

Woman who fell 30 feet off cliff path in Sutton airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The Coast Guard rescued the woman, who is aged in her 50s, yesterday.

# coast-guard - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# coast-guard - Monday 6 January, 2020

Search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast stood down until morning

Willie Whelan remains missing after the fishing boat got into difficulty on Saturday night.

# coast-guard - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Search for missing man in fishing boat incident stood down until morning

Two men are understood to have been on board the boat, one of whom has since died.

# coast-guard - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

# coast-guard - Monday 18 November, 2019

Rescue 115 airlifts injured man from trawler over 150km off Co Clare coast

The alarm was raised at around 11.35pm last night.

# coast-guard - Friday 15 November, 2019

Coast Guard suspends all rescue boat operations due to 'malfunctioning of lifejackets'

An investigation into the issue has been launched.

# coast-guard - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty in water at Forty Foot in Dublin

Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire were called to the incident at the Forty Foot at around 2.30pm.

# coast-guard - Friday 13 September, 2019

Fishermen who drowned off Co Kerry pier died from 'prolonged period in cold water'

The bodies of three Latvian men were recovered off the Coonanna Pier on 30 September 2018.

# coast-guard - Monday 9 September, 2019

Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains

The man incurred major injuries at Mahon Falls yesterday.

# coast-guard - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast

Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.

# coast-guard - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania

The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg

In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.

# coast-guard - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious head injury on Carrauntoohil

The incident happened in the Devil’s Ladder area of the mountain.

# coast-guard - Monday 22 July, 2019

Child (5) hospitalised after being swept out to sea on inflatable lilo

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Dublin’s Portmarnock Beach at 2.20pm.

# coast-guard - Monday 15 July, 2019

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin

The incident happened at around 4pm today.

# coast-guard - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast

Units from the Coast Guard and RNLI joined in the operation as the pair safely reached the shore.

# coast-guard - Friday 28 June, 2019

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

# coast-guard - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast

The alarm was raised at 6.30pm last night after the man sustained injuries to his chest.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'

Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.

# coast-guard - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Off-duty garda dies after getting into difficulty while diving off Wexford coast

The Coast Guard helicopter, the naval ship LÉ Orla and a lifeboat were sent to the scene.

# coast-guard - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.

# coast-guard - 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.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving

Opposition politicians have described the ban on driving with blue lights and sirens as a “backward” move.

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Exclusive

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# coast-guard - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher

The woman, a tourist aged in her 50s, was in an area inaccessible by land vehicles.

# coast-guard - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

# coast-guard - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Inspired by the Coast Guard, this young scientist from Clare hopes to develop an improved life jacket BT Young Scientists This post contains videos

Inspired by the Coast Guard, this young scientist from Clare hopes to develop an improved life jacket

The 16-year-old wants to redesign life jackets to improve them for volunteers.

# coast-guard - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coast Guard saved over 400 lives this year

Around 1,000 volunteers help operate the service.

# coast-guard - Friday 7 December, 2018

'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns

Caitríona Lucas died when the boat she was in capsized while out searching for a missing man in 2016.

# coast-guard - Monday 1 October, 2018

'Very tragic': Three men recovered off Kerry coast named locally

The Latvian nationals were living in Co Kerry.

# coast-guard - Sunday 9 September, 2018

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Family of five rescued after yacht runs aground in Skerries

The group on the boat, who are believed to be French nationals, sent out a mayday alert shortly before 5am.

# coast-guard - Friday 10 August, 2018

Kayaker drowns off Kerry coast

The man was found by a local fisherman this afternoon.

# coast-guard - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Three people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty

The yacht’s sail got caught around the rudder.

# coast-guard - Monday 16 July, 2018

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

# coast-guard - Monday 9 July, 2018

Coast Guard rescues two swimmers who got into difficulty on Dublin beaches

The swimmers got into difficulty on Burrow Beach and Claremont Beach in Howth.

# coast-guard - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Man airlifted after getting into difficulties at Cork beach has died

The man had been at the beach with his wife and daughter yesterday.

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