This evening the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a flare firing exercise at Red Island & South Strand, Skerries. The team deployed several white parachute rocket flares as part of a search exercise of the South Strand area.
These white parachute flares reach over 1,000ft and are excellent for illuminating very large areas of shoreline. Weather conditions on scene were good with light offshore winds.
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast dial 112 or 999 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save a life.