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
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.