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