Today (March 18th) the Irish Coast Guard unit from Howth were tasked along with Howth RNLI, Dublin Fire Brigade and Gardai to reports of a car entering the water in Howth Harbour. A unit attended the scene and is standing by for the arrival of Garda divers.
Yesterday (March 17th) Howth Coast Guard were tasked along with Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116, Howth RNLI, Dublin Fire Brigade and Gardai to a faller at Whitewater Brook near the Baily Lighthouse.
The team responded and a casualty was transferred to Howth ILB and brought back to Howth Harbour. An ambulance then transferred the patient to Beaumont hospital.
Today Gardai requested assistance with the recovery of a body in the Sutton Area. Howth Coast Guard and Howth RNLI were tasked. The body was recovered by CG and RNLI personnel to the lifeboat and brought back to Howth Harbour. Rest in Peace.
At 11.30pm last night the Irish Coast Guard were contacted by Gardai for assistance in Dublin Port where Gardai were concerned for a missing person. CG Helicopter Rescue 116, Howth CG unit and Dun Laoghaire RNLI were tasked. Along with Gardai and Dublin Port all units conducted an extensive search of the area.
With nothing to report the unit was stood down at 3am and returned to base. Gardai are continuing to investigate.
Call 112 and Ask For Coast Guard
If you think somebody is in difficulty on the coast / cliff / beach / sea then dial 112 and ask for COAST GUARD.
Our team of 25 volunteers based at Howth Harbour provide 24/7 on-call coverage and have specialised training to respond to local coastal emergencies in their own locality.