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Killaloe Coast Guard

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit tasked for a 3rd time in 24hrs.
At 13:30hrs Saturday afternoon the crew launched from Pier Head Killaloe to assist a broken down cruiser between Killaloe bridge and Parteen Weir.
All on board were found safe and well and wearing life jackets.
The causality vessel was taken on tow back to Killaloe where it was safely moored.
At 15:00hrs the crew were back at base ready to respond to our next call.
Please stay safe for the remainder of this Bank holiday weekend and remember if you see someone in difficulty call 112/999 and ask for The Coast Guard.
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Sat May 30th, 2020  ·  

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Killaloe Coast Guard Unit had a busy start to the bank holiday weekend responding to two callouts Friday evening.
At 5pm the Unit were requested to launch their Rib and assist two people on board a power boat that experienced engine difficulty on the Clare shore of Lough Derg.
On arrival a crew member was transferred to the causality vessel but was unable to restart the engine.
The vessel was taken on tow back to Killaloe where it was safely moored with the help of a shore team.
At 7pm the Unit were again requested to launch their Rib and assist An Garda Siochana in the Killaloe area, members of the public had contacted An Garda Siochana after a number of Jet skis were speeding in the area and their was concerns for the safety of swimmers. Assistance was provided and at 8pm the Unit were stood down and returned to base.
Thank you to all our crews who remain on call 24/7.
Please stay safe over the bank holiday weekend and if you see someone in difficulty please call 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard.
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Sat May 30th, 2020  ·  

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Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were tasked at 21:30hrs tonight to search an area close to Murroe Co. Limerick for a family who lost their way while out walking.
Search teams were deployed from Killaloe while An Garda Siochana were searching the area, The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter was also been requested to assist in the search .
While on route all units were stood down after the family made their way out of the woods and were assisted back to their car by a local resident.
The unit are now back at base and ready for our next tasking.
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Mon May 18th, 2020  ·  

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Hi, I was wondering if you could please help us share this. My friends elderly mother went to visit family in Clare just before lockdown and had brought a family dog who is originally from Meath. Woofie is now missing in Killaloe and Carolyn Fahy and family are heartbroken and are in Meath worried sick about him. Please if you can share so people can get in contact it would really help! ... See MoreSee Less

Sun May 17th, 2020  ·  

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Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, R115 from Shannon Airport and Tipperary Civil Defence were requested by An Garda Siochana this Monday afternoon to search an area outside Nenagh town to locate a missing person.

After an extensive search of the area a Coast Guard team located the casualty.
Thankfully the person was unharmed but was taken by ambulance to Limerick Regional hospital for observation.
This was a great response by volunteers from the Irish Coast Guard and Civil Defence with a great result.
Well done to all involved.
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Mon May 11th, 2020  ·  

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