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Killaloe/ Ballina Darkness Into Light 2024.Well done to the organising committee for hosting a fantastic event once again. It was great to see different services working together to keep everyone safe during the walk.An Garda Síochána, Irish Coast Guard, Killaloe Fire and Rescue, Irish Red Cross, Blood Bikes & KBSR working alongside lots of local volunteers, Well done everyone 👏 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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**Call-out **Missing Person Search.At 17:50hrs Thursday evening An Garda Síochána requested assistance to locate a missing male in the Fiddane area of Newport Co.Tipperary. The man's family were concerned after he went walking earlier in the day and did not return home.A search operation was carried out by Killaloe Coast Guard unit with Two Land Search teams, All terrain vehicle search & a Drone search team.At 20:20hrs the Drone team located the causality and directed land teams to his location. The causality was responsive, in overall good spirits but unable to walk after he'd fallen over earlier in the day.The causality was assessed by CG first aiders and wrapped in warm blankets.A team stretchered the causality form the location out to a roadway where an Ambulance crew were able to treat the person.He was then transported to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. The DJI M30T Drone has proven once again why it's a leader in Search and Rescue operations. Well done to our Drone operators on a fantastic result locating the causality and directing land team to his location. We wish the causality a speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our much loved unit member Nick Speed Andrew's (Speedy).Nick has been a valued member of Killaloe Coast Guard unit for over 11 year's and was much loved by everyone in the unit.Nick's kind heart, big smile and words of encouragement for everyone in the unit was infectious to say the least. Nick was well known across Ireland within Coast Guard units from his time as a First Aid instructor travelling from station to station. Over Nick's year's in the Killaloe unit he has attended hundreds of callouts to assist people in need in our community, with past experience in the Fire service and Police service Nick devoted is working life to helping people in need. A true Hero, A Gentleman, A friend that will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to Nick's wife Karen and his extended family and friends at this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Killaloe Coast Guard Drone team conducted an exercise Monday morning in the Birdhill area of Co Tipperary. Training exercises are vital for our Drone operators and spotters to learn the capability of the DJI M30T.Our Drone Team are on call 24/7 to assist in missing person searches. ... See MoreSee Less
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