Killaloe Coast Guard Unit & Rescue 115 the Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter from Shannon have resumed a search for an active aircraft alert beacon signal somewhere in the O'Brien's Bridge Area in Co Clare. It is unknown at this stage as to the nature however all activation's of emergency transponders must be fully investigated .
Oct 18, 2012 8:30 AM
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard Mission Control Sub Center to a report of an aircraft beacon between Bridgetown and east of O Brien's Bridge. After an extensive search over a large area Killaloe Coast Guard Unit waited on more accurate information. AA search is still continuing in the Birdhill Area.
UPDATE: Killaloe Coast Guard Unit stood down for the night,
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit and the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter from Shannon Rescue 115 was tasked to Clonlara to assist in the search for a missing person. The alarm was raised at 00:06am an extensive search took place but due to darkness was stood down until first light. A female in her early 50's was recovered from the water near Ardnacrusha at mid-day. On scene were Killaloe Coast Guard
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were alerted to a swimmer that needed assistance while on patrol in the Killaloe area. Killaloe Coast Guard responded immediately and brought the casualty to Ballina Slipway where HSE Paramedics were already in attendance due the I3 swim event.
The casualty was taken out of the water with potential hypothermia but on inspection by paramedics was found to be a little
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was tasked to assist a 26' Sailing Yacht when one of its ropes got fouled in its propeller. The yacht with three passengers was towed to safety.
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit carried out an Exercise with the New S92A Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter Crew. Limerick Search & Rescue and the RNLI were part of this training session which was carried out at Ballina GAA Pitch. Training carried out were
prepare Landing Sight and implement safety procedures relating to area, ground and crowd control.
preparing and placing a stretcher on board
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was requested to give assistance to Doolin Coast Guard Unit to assist with a recovery of a casualty from Hags Head Cliffs. Pagers were activated at 17.44, Killaloe Coast Guard Unit responded and assembled at Base and prepared and loaded crew cab to give assistance to Doolin Coast Guard for a cliff-side rescue, The Officer in Charge was contacted while in route
Killaloe Coast Guard was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard Radio to assist a Cruiser in difficulty near Mounthannon. The Cruiser was found anchored 200 metres from shore with onshore wind. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit boarded the vessel and assessed any damage damage. The vessel was restarted and the Killaloe Coast Guard rescue rib escorted the cruiser, however after 2 minute the boats engine cut
While on scene at the recovery of the two fishermen near Spanish Point Killaloe Coast Guard Unit responded to assist three persons whose boat had capsized. All three were wearing life jackets however only one activated, the other two clung to the inflated jacket and made it to shore Killaloe Coast Guard Unit then took the casualties to White Strand to the Garda Water Unit were oxygen was
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was tasked to
assist Doolin Coast Guard in a search for two missing fishermen off the west coast
of Clare. A Crew specializing in the use of the units Underwater
Remotely Operated Vehicle. (ROV). This camera was purchased with money raised
by the Dalton Family after their son was drowned in a tragic accident
on Lough Derg in July of 2005. This equipment has been