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
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.