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Coast to coast cycle to raise funds for Achill Island RNLI

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Coast to coast cycle to raise funds for Achill Island RNLI


 

A coast to coast cycle starting in England and finishing up in county Mayo next month will raise funds for Achill Island RNLI.


Jane McNeela and Ursula Murray from Preston will...

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Skerries RNLI volunteers save man from drowning

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Skerries RNLI volunteers save man from drowning


Skerries RNLI saved a man from drowning on Wednesday afternoon (22 April) as they responded to an emergency call on their pagers.


Volunteer crew me...

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Galway RNLI assist in rescue of teenager stranded on island near Barna

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Galway RNLI assist in rescue of teenager stranded on island near Barna


A 19-year-old man was rescued from an island off Silver Strand, Galway, on Wednesday evening (22 April) after he became stranded in the rising tide.


A kay...

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Three call outs in four days for Clifden RNLI

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Clifden RNLI Atlantic 85 returning from service on Monday night. Photo: RNLI/Clifden


 

Volunteer crew members at Clifden RNLI have responded to three call outs in four days.


The busy period ...

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Howth RNLI rescue dog from sandbank and rising tide

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 9.55pm this evening (Monday 20 April) to reports of a man and his dog in difficulty after being cut off by the rising tide on a sandbank opposite Burrow Beach in Sutton.


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Busy night for Larne RNLI as both lifeboats launch within minutes of each other

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Larne ALB and ILB lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach


 

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Larne RNLI had a busy Sunday (19 April) evening when both the all weather and inshore lifeboats were tasked to two separate incidents within minutes of each other.


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Kilrush RNLI launch to reports of vehicle in the water

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Kilrush RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Walker


 

Kilrush lifeboat launched for second time today following reports that a vehicle had entered the water at Cappagh Pier, Kilrush.


Volunteer RNLI crew from Kilrush lifeboat station launched a...

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Kilrush RNLI volunteers take part in multi-agency search operation

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Kilrush RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Walker


Volunteer lifeboat crew launched early this morning (Sunday 19th April) to take part in a multi agency search and rescue operation involving Kilrush and Fenit RNLI, Coast Guard rescue teams from Kilkee and Doolin.


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Lough Derg RNLI assists with engine failure

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

At 8.30pm on Thursday evening, April 16, whilst out on exercise, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat observed a boat close to shore at Two Mile Gate, flash a distress signal with a torch.


Upon investigation the lifeboat crew found five people, four adults and one child, on board a 20ft boat that had s...

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Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat launched to vessel in distress

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Lifeboat crew recover liferaft after EPIRB call. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover


Wicklow RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.35pm on Wednesday afternoon (Wednesday 15 April) by the Coast Guard, after an emergency position radio beacon (EPIRB) activated from a vessel in distress off the Wicklow coast.


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