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Courtown RNLI keep teenager with suspected spinal injuries afloat for 40 minutes

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM


Volunteers from Courtown RNLI in County Wexford kept a teenage girl with suspected spinal injuries afloat in the sea for 40 minutes after she fell off an inflatable donut.


Photo: RNLI


The rescue which took place on Friday afternoon last (11 August) unfolded when a member of the public raised the...

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Three RNLI Lifeboats & Coast Guard Helicopter Respond to Report of Overdue Kayakers

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM


Arklow Lifeboat launched following a Pager Alert at 12.03 on Sunday afternoon (August 13).


Arklow RNLI locate both kayakers. Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


The Coast Guard had been alerted by friends of 2 Kayakers, who it was reported were overdue back at Ennereilly Strand, N...

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Arklow RNLI Launch to Assist in Multi Agency Rescue near Courtown Harbour

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 9:35 AM


Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 5.13pm on Friday evening Arklow Lifeboat was launched to assist flank station Courtown RNLI & Waterford based Rescue 117 Helicopter in an ongoing rescue.


Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


Arklow Lifeboat proceeded to the scene approx...

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Baltimore RNLI called out to two incidents in Crookhaven

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:55 AM


Baltimore RNLI launched on Thursday morning (3 August) to reports of a vessel adrift in Crookhaven Harbour, West Cork.


Photo: RNLI/Baltimore


The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish...

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RNLI and Irish Coast Guard in joint call for people to Respect the Water

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM


The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are issuing a joint call this Bank Holiday weekend urging people to be vigilant and to take care on the water and along the coastline.



Photo: RNLI


It comes as both organisations note that August was the busiest mo...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI in extensive search for swimmer thought to be swept out

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 2:05 AM


Rosslare Harbour RNLI was involved in an extensive search off the Wexford coast yesterday (Tuesday 1 August) after a swimmer was reported to have been swept out to sea.


Photo: RNLI/Rosslare


The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm by a member of the public who reported what they thou...

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Mother and two children rescued at Silver Strand

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 2:15 PM


A mother and her two children were rescued on Saturday afternoon (29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard at Silver strand beach.


Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launching to incident at Silver Strand. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover


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Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off the Cork

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 9:40 AM


Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat early yesterday (Saturday 22 July) at 9.28am following a request from Falmouth coastguard who reported the activation of an EPIRB (an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) approximately sixty miles off the Cork coast.


Fourteen hour tow ...

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Carrybridge RNLI in multi-agency response to gas explosion on vessel

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM


Carrybridge RNLI in County Fermanagh launched on Wednesday morning (19 July) in response to a report of a gas explosion on a vessel at a marina in Carrybridge.


Photo: RNLI/Nuala McAloon


The volunteer lifeboat crew was requ...

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Bundoran Lifeboat responds to pan-pan emergency call

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:15 AM


Whilst on exercise to Mullaghmore on Sunday morning (9thJuly), the volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat responded to a pan-pan emergency call from Malin Head Coast Guard at 11.40am.


Photo: RNLI/Bundoran


A five metre rib had been found at Malin B...

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