'Ireland's Search & Rescue' tv show
The Howth Coast Guard team are featured in a new RTE documentary “Ireland’s Search and Rescue”. Showing on Sunday evenings on RTE 1 at 6.30pm, it will give an insight into the incidents the Coast Guard, along with their colleagues in the RNLI respond to on the Water, Beaches, Seafronts and Cliffs around Ireland.
Pictured, right, with presenter Claire Byrne at the launch last Wednesday night in the City Hall, Cork are members of the Coast Guard, Howth unit.
The first episode features a car crash off the coast road in Portmarnock with the HSE, Dublin Fire Brigade, Gardai and the Coast Guard tasked to attend the scene.
The Coast Guard gets tasked to over 2,000 incidents a year with Howth Coast Guard accounting for 50 to 70 calls a year. These vary from missing person searches to assisting people who get injured on Beaches and Cliff Paths. The unit cover the coastal area north of the Liffey from East Wall/Clontarf to Malahide taking in Dollymount, Howth, Portmarnock and the coastal areas in between.
Remember if you think someone needs help on the Water, Beach or Cliff call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. A quick call could save a life.