This afternoon, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate a public report of a car in the water at Gormanston beach, Co Meath. The Coast Guard’s Sikorsky S92 helicopter based at Dublin Airport, Rescue 116, also responded along with Skerries Lifeboat and local Gardai.
On arrival, the vehicle was already flooded by the high tide. All agencies worked together to quickly establish that there were no occupants in the vehicle. A search was carried out of the area with nothing further to report.
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard
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.
This afternoon, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to assist with the removal of a time expired distress flare at North Beach, Skerries. A Member of the public contacted the Coast Guard having found the flare washed in by the tide. The marine flare was in poor condition and Gardai at Balbriggan removed it for later disposal by the Army’s EOD team.
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard.
This morning, the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a large scale, multi Coast Guard Unit search exercise in the area of Rush. This scenario based exercise began shortly after 9am at the South beach, and after an initial briefing all search teams departed to their allocated search areas. Weather conditions in the area were excellent with good visibility reported.
Shortly after 21:00 this evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate a flare report off the coast of Rush, approximately 4 miles south of Skerries. A flight crew member of a passing passenger jet reported seeing one yellow flare off the Rush coast. The Skerries team carried out a shoreline search of the area with nothing further to report. No further flares were observed or reported.
No further action was required and the Skerries team returned to base.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Do not assume that someone else will make that call.