This evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate a report of persons in difficulty on the shoreline at Portrane. A concerned member of the public at Portrane had contacted to Coast Guard to report that there may be someone in difficulty on the coast.
The Skerries CG team arrived at the scene in Portrane and quickly located the person near the water’s edge. The person did not require immediate assistance however the team advised of the risks posed by the storm conditions and advised to move to a safer location.
No further action was required and the Skerries Coast Guard team departed the scene at Portrane and returned to base.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call may save their life.
This evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate reports of a yacht aground near Donabate beach. Several concerned members of the public had notified the Coast Guard’s Maritime Coordination Centre to report that the yacht, with one person on board, may require assistance. The yacht had been attempting to enter the narrow channel of the Malahide Estuary, however the unusually low water levels from the falling Spring tide resulted in the yacht running aground near the channel entrance.
The Skerries Coast Guard team arrived at the scene and quickly established that there was no imminent danger to the yacht or crew on board. The crew’s intention was to wait for the yacht to refloat later that evening with the change of the tide and continue on their way. No further action was required and the Skerries team were stood down.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty along the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.
Incident # 27 of 2013
Shortly after 22:00 this evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate reports of a person in difficulty on the shoreline near Donabate. A concerned member of the public had contacted the Coast Guard, thinking the person may require assistance. Fortunately, some 10 minutes after being paged when the team were en route to the scene, the Coast Guard were notified that assistance was not reuiqred.
Incident #21 of 2013
Shortly before 20:00 this evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked by the Coast Guard’s National Operations Centre to assist with the rescue of a casualty near Donabate. The Coast Guard Sikorsky S61 helicopter based at Dublin airport was tasked to the scene, along with the Howth ILB.
A group of three adults had been swimming in the area, and unfortunately one of them became very ill upon leaving the water at the Donabate banks of the Malahide Estuary. The casualty was evacuated by R116 and flown directly to Tallaght Hospital.
Incident # 7 of 2013
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty along the coast, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.