Rescue at Portrane – May 31st 2014

Skerries Coast Guard Rescue 116

At 20:30 this evening the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to assist with the rescue of an injured male at Portrane, Co Dublin. The Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 Sikorsky helicopter was also scrambled from its nearby base at Dublin airport. Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade and HSE were also attending the incident on scene. The casualty appeared to have suffered injuries following a fall on the shoreline and required evacuation from the area.

Given the challenging landscape, the casualty was quickly evacuated using a highline winch transfer to the Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter.

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save a life.