This evening the Skerries team were joined by the Clogherhead Coast Guard team for a training exercise. The exercise took place at the Drumanagh Headland, south of Loughshinny village and involved a missing persons scenario.
The exercise was completed successfully and enjoyably, with all teams locating their “missing persons” and providing appropriate medical treatment and extraction techniques.
The Skerries Coast Guard team will shortly be paying a return visit to Clogherhead for another joint exercise in the near future.
The Skerries Coast Guard team were paged to attend a serious incident involving an injured casualty near Loughshinny. Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade, Gardai and the Ambulance Services were also tasked to the scene to assist with the rescue. The Coast Guard’s Sikorsky helicopter was dispatched from its base at Dublin Airport.
The casualty was treated at the scene by the various services, then secured in a stretcher and winched aboard the Coast Guard’s Sikorsly helicopter for trasnfer to hospital. An Advanced Paramedic from the ambulance service was also winched aboard the helicopter to travel with the casualty. A highline was used for the winches.
Incident # 16 of 2013
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard