Howth Coast Guard's underwater sonar response unit were tasked this morning at 08.00 to assist Gardai in Navan with the search for a missing person who was seen entering the Boyne yesterday. The unit covered the Boyne river in Navan town with the assistance of Meath Civil Defence. They were stood down at 16.00 with nothing found. Gardai are continuing their inquiries.
At 05.30 Wednesday morning Howth Coast Guard were tasked to assist Gardai in the search for a missing person in the Howth area.
As the unit were assembling at the station Dublin CG NMOC stood the team down as the person had been located.
On Friday afternoon last the team along with Ccoast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 and Howth RNLI were tasked to a kite surfer reported to be in difficulty off the East Pier in Howth. An extensive search was carried out and nothing located. The search is stood down for now with the Coast Guard continuing to investigate the callout.
Early this morning, Thursday, unit attended helicopter transfer by Coast Guard Rescue 118 from Sligo. Smoke Flare deployed and casualty transferred to ambulance. NAS Ambulance and Dublin fire brigade also in attendance.
Wednesday 4th November unit tasked along with Dun Laoghaire Rnli to person in the water off Bull Wall in Dollymount. HCG unit were on scene within 5 minutes and determined it was a false alarm with good intent.
Incidents 73/15 and 74/15
Howth Coast Guard were tasked last Friday 23rd October to assist Gardai with a search on Dollymount beach to see if a person needed assistance. The beach and golf course were searched over a two hour operation but with nothing to report the search was stood down. The initial report came from a member of the public who though a person may need assistance. Call with good intention.
Howth CG were tasked today at 11.47 to Beaumont hospital to prepare the landing site for CG Helicopter 116 which was at an incident on Kiliney beach and was required to transfer a patient to the hospital quickly. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard unit and the HSE were on scene at Kiliney and the helicopter landed on the beach to retrieve the casualty and HSE advanced paramedic for a quick loading.
Howth CG went to Beaumont along with the Gardai, Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE. R116 landed and the unit assisted transferring the casualty to the waiting HSE ambulance. The unit were stood down at 13.10 after returning to the station.
Yesterday at 15.40 Howth CG were tasked to Beaumont hospital to prepare the landing site for an incoming medical emergency. Rescue 115 was en route with a patient from an accident site in Roscommon. Dublin fire brigade, Gardai and the HSE were also en route to assist.
After the helicopter landed the patient was transferred via ambulance to Beaumont hospital and the unit was stood down.
On the morning of Thursday 8th Oct. the team were tasked to assist Gardai in the removal of a body from a trawler in Howth harbour. RIP
Incidents 69/15 and 70/15
The Irish Coast Guard Cliff Rescue unit in Howth attended two cliff rescue calls this afternoon within 1 hour of each other on Howth Head.
The first call was for the team was at 15.45 where a man going shore fishing slipped ten metres while descending to rocks at Balscadden. The Coast Guard team arrived quickly and an EMT from the team administered critical medical care until the arrival of the paramedic from the Coast Guard helicopter. The fisherman's colleague was taken by the Howth Rnli lifeboat to Howth Harbour.
The casualty who had serious head injuries was winched aboard the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 and taken to Beaumont. Another crew from Howth Coast Guard along with the assistance of local Gardai secured the landing site and assisted with the transfer of the casualty to a waiting ambulance.
While some of the crew were assisting with the transfer above at 17.00 a call came in of a tourist trapped 25 meters up a 40 metre cliff at Whitewater brook near the Baily lighthouse. The team in Howth were closing down from the previous call at the station and were dispatched directly to the scene by the Coast Guard's National Maritime Operations Centre.
A rope cliff rescue was quickly set up and a rescue climber got to the casualty who was a tourist that had got confused on returning from the beach below and found himself unable to ascend or descend from a steep cliff face. He was secured to the rope system and brought to safety by the team, no further medical care was required.
Incident 67.15 and 68.15
Howth Coast Guard were tasked yesterday at 15.00 by the CG operations centre to prepare a landing site for CG Rescue 118, 118 was inbound with a medical transfer for Beaumont hospital from Sligo General due in at 16.00. Helicopter arrived in 16.30 and departed back for Sligo at 17.30. A team of 5 personnel attended from Howth CG, cleared the site and deployed smoke flares in what was heavy rain with reducing visibility. The team closed down at 18.30. DFB, HSE and Gardai also attended.
At 7.30am this morning (16/9/15) Dublin Fire Brigade received reports of smoke coming from a Fishing Trawler engine room at the end of the West Pier in Howth Harbour. The Irish Coast Guard National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) was alerted by the Fire Brigade, a unit from Howth Coast Guard and the Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat were tasked to monitor potential pollution and to support if needed. Units of the Fire Service from Kilbarrack and North Strand attended the scene and extinguished a fire in the engine room. @DubFireBrigade @HowthRnli
Howth Coast Guard were tasked last night at 19.18 to prepare the landing site at Beaumont hospital for an incoming helicopter from Sligo.
As the team were travelling to the hospital they were stood down as the helicopter was delayed on scene in Sligo and was then routed to Dublin airport as the light was failing.
Today at 1700hrs the Irish Coast Guard unit at Howth Harbour was tasked to a person in difficulty on 50m sea cliffs near Ceanchor Road, Dublin. Unable to find a way off the beach, the person had climbed up the cliff from the beach below, and become crag-fast, unable to move up or down. The casualty was located on a small ledge of a vertical section 15 meters above the shoreline rocks below; equivalent to being on the 5th story of a high-rise building.
A sea cliff rescue climber from the Irish Coast Guard was lowered in from the top of the cliffs, and using a rescue strop, secured the casualty into a safe position clear of rockfall. The response team used a rope rescue haul system to recover both climber and casualty to the cliff top. The casualty required no further medical assistance and was assisted by Gardai back to their transportation.
The Irish Coast Guard would like to thank the members of the public who alerted the emergency services using "CASPER"; Call 112, Ask for the correct service, Speak clearly and slowly, give a good Position, Explain the emergency, and Remain where you are.
If you spot somebody in difficulty on the coast, cliffs, or at sea, call 112 and ask for Coast Guard.
Today the team were tasked to assist Helicopter Rescue 118 from Sligo with a landing at Beaumont. Orange Smoke was deployed to assist with the landing and HSE staff transferred the casualty to Beaumont hospital.
On Saturday 22nd at 7am Howth Coast Guard were tasked to prepare a helicopter landing for an incoming medical transfer to Beaumont Hospital.
On Sunday 30th the Howth Coast Guard boat while on training was tasked to standby a yacht that had grounded on Ireland’s eye. Later that day on high tide the boat made its own way off the rocks.
incidents 58/15, 59/15
While on cliff exercise this morning with the Dublin Fire Brigade at Whitewaterbrook near the Baily lighthouse, the team were approached by a member of the public who had concern for a person near the cliff edge. Two CG members and two DFB firefighters went to the area but could not locate the person. A quick search of the area by more team members failed to locate anybody of concern. The team were stood down after a thorough search with nothing to report.
While in the station at 15.00 closing down from the day's exercise the team were tasked to prepare the helicopter landing site at Beaumont hospital for an incoming casualty from the Wicklow mountains. The arrival was delayed due to the casualty being in an awkward position to winch but it was completed successfully and the casualty was transferred to a waiting HSE ambulance on landing. The DFB were also on scene providing fire cover for the helicopter. The unit were stood down at 17.30.
Incidents 56/15 and 57/15
At 03.01 this morning local Gardai requested the assistance of Howth Coast Guard to help locate a distressed person who had rung them looking for assistance. From the given description of the area that the person said they were in, the CG unit of 19 volunteers proceeded to the Deerpark hotel area near Howth harbour and commenced a search of the wooded area behind the hotel with three ground teams. Gardai and CG kept on the phone to her and assured her while the CG members searched.
One of the ground teams located the person after a short time in an elevated forest section behind the hotel. The person was brought back to the car park and after medical assessment was handed over to the care of the Gardai. The team stood down at 04.10
At 1900 yesterday, Wednesday, Howth CG were tasked to prepare the landing area at Beaumont hospital for Coast Guard rescue helicopter 116. It was picking up an injured crewman from a trawler in the Irish Sea. The crewman had sustained a head injury and needed to be transferred to hospital for assessment. Howth CG assisted with the transfer of the casualty to a waiting HSE ambulance when the helicopter landed and stood down after R116 departed.
On Friday 31st of July, Howth were tasked to assist in the recovery of a dog on the cliffs. As the team were assembling it was stood down after the dog had got itself out of trouble.
On Sunday Howth were tasked to a report of a jetski doing dangerous manoeuvres around the harbour and in close proximity to swimmers on Claremont beach. A member of the unit spoke to the person concerned and pointed out the correct procedures when in and around members of the public and the harbour.
Today, Monday, Howth were tasked to a report from a member of the public that there were two people on a sandbank off Malahide that appeared to be cut off. As members of the unit arrived to check the situation the two people made their way off the sandbank safely.
Incidents 51/15, 52/15 and 53/15
Howth Coast Guard were tasked today (27/7/15) to prepare for a landing at Beaumont Hospital with Coast Guard Rescue 116. As the team were preparing the site the incident was stood down.
On Monday Howth Coast Guard were tasked along with the RNLI and Coast Guard Rescue116 to a person needing assistance on the cliffs.
Call was a false alarm with good intent.
This afternoon at 3pm the Coast Guard 999 operations centre received reports of a person suffering a fall of 20 feet down cliffs near the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head.
The Howth Coast Guard Cliff rescue team and Coast Guard Rescue 116 were tasked. Rescue 116 was flying nearby at the time and was on scene within 5 minutes. A Coast Guard paramedic was lowered and the casualty was airlifted to Tallaght hospital with a suspected broken arm.
On Friday the Howth CG team, CG Rescue 116 and Howth lifeboat were tasked by Gardai to assist with a missing person search.
An extensive search was carried out before being stood down. The person was located safely.
Members of the Irish Coast Guard (IrCG) unit in Howth are currently taking part in an observer program with Dublin Fire Brigade’s (DFB) ambulance service. The program has being running since April and involves Coast Guard members joining DFB paramedics on their ambulance as an observer for a shift. The objective is to improve Coast Guard member’s exposure to medical cases and help us understand the next link in the chain of medical care provided when the unit pass a casualty over to paramedics.
The IrCG unit in Howth work closely with medical staff from both the HSE and DFB and this program allows the IrCG and DFB to develop a better understanding of each other’s capabilities and procedures. The program is being run out of DFB stations in Kilbarrack, North Strand and Phibsboro. Team members are getting to observe up to ten cases per shift which involve broad range of medical emergencies from trauma injuries at Road Traffic Collisions to Cardiac Arrests.
As part of the program joint training exercise are planned to further enhance agency co-operation. Coast Guard members are finding the program very beneficial and are very appreciative of both the professionalism and hospitality shown by the DFB crews.
Howth Coast Guard recently visited Portmarnock National School in North Dublin; 350 students from the school got to see the Coast Guard schools safety program and meet with the team members. As part of the visit Coast Guard Safety Team packs were distributed and an art competition was held. The winning entries were Cillian Reynolds ,Katie Dargan , Sophie Finn and Laura Callan. They are pictured above with VO Gareth Collier from Howth Coast Guard station.
Howth Coast Guard was tasked yesterday to assist our colleagues in Dun Laoghaire CG station. Along with Dun Laoghaire and Greystones CG, CG Rescue 116, Dublin Civil Defence, RNLI, Lifeguards and Gardai a missing person search was carried out in the south side of Dublin Bay. The Howth CG boat team used a side scan sonar to review the seabed for anything that might be of interest while land teams from Howth assisted Dun Laoghaire CG with searching the shoreline. The search continues.
The search is for Breda Delaney (pictured) who has been missing from her home in Blackrock in Co Dublin since around 3.30am Saturday morning. Breda is described as being 5” 4’ in height, of slight build with blonde/grey hair and blue eyes. When last seen Breda was wearing a white cardigan, a grey calf length skirt and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01-666 5200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.
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