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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Search and Rescue

This year
# Irish Coast Guard
Coast Guard tells volunteers they are now 'explicitly included' under whistleblowing law
It follows several years of disputes within the organisation.
Last year
# Yerevan
Death toll from Armenian blast rises to five with over 60 injured
The cause has not yet been established, but local news reports, said the explosion went off at a place that stored fireworks.
# Death
Woman dies at summit of Galtee Mountains
It happened at approximately 1pm today.
# Search and Rescue
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
# r116
Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.
# Search and Rescue
Garda divers join search for missing woman after personal items found near Cliffs of Moher
Gardaí commenced a search for a woman believed to be in her late 20s.
# mweelrea
Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body
The search for the man had commenced on Monday.
# Kerry
Nine people rescued from Devil's Ladder on Carrauntoohil amid icy conditions
Four different parties were lowered down a 100-metre stretch of the mountain.
'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.
# resilience
'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.
# furbo beach
'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
Pony lost at sea despite rescue efforts after bolting from beach in Clare
The incident was reported to emergency services shortly before 1pm today.
# Saint-Henri-de-Taillon
Canadian police search for French tourists missing after snowmobile crash
The tourist group crashed through ice while snowmobiling on Tuesday evening.
# Blackhead Lighthouse
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.
# rescue 116
'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
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
Coast Guard saved over 400 lives this year
Around 1,000 volunteers help operate the service.
# rescue 116
'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.
# Galway
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.
# Coast Guard
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.
# Doonbeg
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
'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.
# garda divers
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
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
Bodies of five children among those pulled from the water after Myanmar plane crash
There were at least 120 people on board the plane.
# rescue 116
'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”.
# blacksod
No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116
Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.
# maamturks
Rescue teams find body in search for missing hillwalker in Galway
They had been searching for a man who was missing since yesterday.
# Rescue 115
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.
# rare crime
Iceland in mourning after missing young woman's body found on beach
Birna Brjansdottir was missing for eight days before her body was found.
# Jim Keane
Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry
Jim Keane, aged 70, had been missing since Monday.
# cape clear
Search underway after elderly fisherman's boat found off Cork coast
The search is focusing on Toe Head and Mizen Head.
# Navan
Search continues for 21-year-old man who went into River Boyne
The young man entered the river yesterday morning.
# Search and Rescue
Body recovered after search on the River Boyne
The rescue effort has been ongoing since around 10.30am.
# good girl
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.
# Cliffs of Moher
Body recovered from sea off Clare coast
The man was seen going into the water from the cliffs on Monday evening.
# Rallying
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.
# Baltimore
Search continues to bring missing man home for a "decent burial"
His mother has spoken of her huge loss after the tragedy.
# Baltimore
'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
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.