Howth Coast Guard were tasked on Tuesday at 19.00 to search for the origins of an activated marine emergency beacon. It had been picked up by aircraft landing in Dublin airport and after a search the IRCG helicopter had pinpointed it to the Sutton area. The sea was searched but nobody in distress was found. The helicopter then found the signal was coming from the land. The CG unit searched the shore and checked with householders for accidental activation but nothing was found. Howth lifeboat was also tasked to search the area but found nothing. The unit was stood down at 20.00
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.