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.
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.