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Lough Ree RNLI assist in island medical emergency

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Lough Ree RNLI in action. Photo: RNLI/Lough Ree

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew were alerted by the Coast Guard this afternoon (Saturday 3 June) to attend a medical emergency on an island in Lough Ree.


The alarm was raised shortly after 1pm on behalf of an island residen...

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RNLI and Irish Coast Guard urge people to respect the water this Bank Holiday

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM


RNLI and Irish Coast Guard in joint call to respect the water this Bank Holiday weekend


The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this Bank Holiday weekend.


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Dunmore East RNLI launch to two divers in difficulty off Hook Head.

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117 training with Dunmore East RNLI Trent Class All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Dunmore East


Dunmore East RNLI rescued two divers who got into difficulty off Hook Head in County Wexford yesterday afternoon (Sunday 28 May).

 

The ...

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Bundoran Lifeboat assists broken down boat

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 4:30 AM

The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington accompanies the Killybegs Coast Guard rib and casualty vessel to Teelin. Photo: RNLI/Laura Mc Nulty


On Sunday afternoon, (28 May), the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist a rib with four persons on board which had broken down off Malinbeg, close ...

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Body recovered in search for missing fisherman

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Photo: RNLI


A body has been recovered in the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Skerries, Co Dublin.


The man's remains were found by Garda divers acting...
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Search continuing for missing person after fishing vessel sinks off Dublin coast

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Photo: RNLI


A major search and rescue operation is under way for a missing fisherman after a boat sank in the Irish Sea.


At around lunchtime this afternoon Skerries RNLI responded when a small ...

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Skerries RNLI respond to reports of distress flares

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Skerries RNLI Crew spot a second flare. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


Skerries RNLI responded yesterday evening (22 May) after Dublin Coast Guard received reports that members of the public had seen flares off Balbriggan harbour.

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Wicklow RNLI assist injured man during multi-agency operation

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat pagers were activated at 12.24pm on Tuesday afternoon (16 May) following a Coast Guard launch request to a casualty, who had fallen from the quayside onto the Strand beach while cycling at Wicklow harbour.

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched to Mayday alert off Wexford coast

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Rosslare Habour RNLI responds to EPIRB signal off Wexford coast. Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


Rosslare Harbour RNLI all weather was launched by the volunteer lifeboat crew yesterday morning (Tuesday 16 May) at 11.45am to respond to an EPIRB distress signal (Emergency Posit...
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Arklow RNLI launch to assist wounded sailor

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Arklow RNLI launched for the first time in 2017 in response to a call for assistance from a 17 metre Sailing vessel which was enroute from Scotland to Arklow.

 

 

 

It was reported that a member of the crew of 8 had sustained an injury to the head and his condition had deteriorated.

 

 

 

The dedicated voluntee...

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