The importance of the Coast Guard

25 Apr 2013

Shortly before midday on Sunday 21st April, a clothed person entered the water at the slipway in Clontarf.

A local resident witnessing this contacted the Coast Guard 999 operations centre. Following this the resident entered the water after the person who was now face down in the water and assisted the casualty to the safety of the shoreline.

Gardai and members of the Irish Coast Guard were very quickly on the scene. Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics arrived and transported the casualty to hospital by ambulance.

The Coast Guard would like to thank the local resident whose quick thinking in contacting the Coast Guard and bravery in entering the cold waters led to a successful outcome. It also a reminder of the importance of having public Liferings along a seafront ready and in place for when they need to be used as on Sunday.

If you think somebody is in difficulty on the coast / cliff / beach / sea then dial 112 and ask for COAST GUARD.