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Two rescued as engine catches fire

Two people were rescued from Lough Derg yesterday afternoon following a suspected engine fire on board their cruiser. Lough Derg RNLI, based in Dromineer, went to the incident shortly after 2pm following reports that a fire had broken out as the cruiser was travelling from Ballina up the lake. The lifeboat located the 31ft cruiser at anchor off Hare Island, off the County Clare shore. The passengers were safe and unharmed. The skipper had cut his engine and dropped anchor when he noticed black smoke billowing from the engine. When the lifeboat arrived on scene, the engine was no longer issuing smoke and the situation had settled. With an RNLI crew member on board, the cruiser was taken under tow to the public harbour at Dromineer. Meanwhile, Lough Derg RNLI rescued five Indian tourists from a cruiser that ran aground on rocks near Illaunmore, off Whitegate,on Sunday last. The lifeboat located the vessel at 12.47pm and found all passengers to …

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RNLI launches to assist fisherman

The Lough Derg RNLI came to the assistance of a fisherman who got into difficulty on the lake on Sunday evening. The lifeboat was launched just before 6pm when the man’s boat became wedged on a rocky shoal in Youghal Bay. The fisherman, uninjured and wearing a lifejacket,  was taken on board the lifeboat while his boat was then taken off the shoal and towed to Youghal Bay. Lough Derg RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Peter Kennedy said boat users should bring charts with them and know the areas close to shore marked as un-navigable.

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Three rescued after sailboat hits rocks

Three men whose sailboat hit rocks after its engine cut out were rescued by Galway RNLI Lifeboat over the bank holiday weekend. The three were sailing close to Kinvara Bay when the accident happened. One of the men raised the alarm and the Irish Coastguard requested the assistance of Galway Lifeboat. Two local fishing boats were in the vicinity at the time, one of which assisted in the rescue operation. The sailboat was not badly damaged and was towed to the Galway Bay Sailing Club in Renville with the three men on board. A Lifeboat crew member also went on board to assist in the tow operation. The three men did not require medical assistance. The lifeboat volunteer crew on this call out were Dave Oliver (Helmsman), Olivia Byrne, Dave Badger and Greg Cullen.

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Fisherman rescued after falling into sea

A fisherman, believed to be a non-national but living in Clare, has been rescued after he fell into the sea near Spanish Point. The man, in his 40s, was fishing off rocks  when he fell into the water. The Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard and an ambulance were sent to the scene after members of the public raised the alarm. One passerby waded out into the waves with a lifebuoy and threw it to the man who was safely brought ashore. The man, who was shaken after his ordeal, was uninjured.

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Kayaker pulled from water in Kilkee

A KAYAKER in his mid 30s, who is believed to have been visiting the area, was pulled from the water in the West End, Kilkee late on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the public had tried to help him by throwing life buoys into the water. The man got into difficulty at Majella’s Cove just before 5pm and was rescued shortly afterwards, after Kilkee Coastguard were alerted by the public. “It kicked off at 4.55pm, following reports from numerous members of the public that there was a person in difficulty in the bay in Kilkee. He was clinging to a kayak that had got overturned. The weather had got extremely bad here fairly fast,” Martony Vaughan, officer in charge of Irish Coastguard Unit in Kilkee said. “We were alerted and we got him over on the rocks. We took him to safety, recovered his kayak and several other bits. Members of the public had been throwing life rings into him from …

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And they call it puppy love

AN ENNIS woman with an incurable case of ‘puppy love’ is at the centre of an incredible tale of devotion and care for sick and abandoned dogs. Martina Flaherty, from Westbourne, loves all breeds of puppies and dogs and has saved more than 130 lives since she set up Babydog Rescue with her friend, Mags Mooney from Lisdoonvarna, earlier this year. Dog warden, Frankie Coote can’t praise Martina enough. “Martina’s work is essential because she has about 130 dogs taken from the pound since she started Babydog Rescue earlier this year. It’s a huge amount of dogs. She has a wonderful way of dealing with people and other rescue groups. “Martina and Mags Mooney fundraise and I think they have over 60 pups inoculated with the seven-in-one injections that have gone out to homes in Clare as well,” Frankie said. “There’s a lot of work goes into it and a lot of expenses before the dog goes out. They’ve fundraised …

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Woman rescued in Killaloe

A woman who fell into the water near Harbour Village in Killaloe was rescued and taken by ambulance for observation to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick on Thursday night. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit (KCG) was contacted by a concerned member of the public who heard a call for help close to its base at Pier Head. The team were paged by Valentia Coast Guard at 8.30 pm and within minutes there was a boat and land crew departing base and searching the Clare shore. The Shannon-based Coast Guard Search and Rescue helicopter and a HSE ambulance were also requested to provide their assistance. Five minutes after departing base, the KCG land team located a cruiser tied up in Harbour Village with two people on board and were informed a female crew member had slipped from the jetty and entered the water behind the cruiser. The woman was calling for help as she had no life jacket and was unable to swim. Her husband and two members of …

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Two rescued from drifting boat

TWO people were rescued after their 40ft cruiser was left drifting having been damaged on rocks near Crow Island, south of the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg. The Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was alerted at around 3.50pm on Wednesday evening and two fishing boats had also gone to assist the damaged boat and help prevent the cruiser going aground on rocks. The lifeboat reached the vessel at 4.15pm and a crew member was transferred to the cruiser to set up a tow. The lifeboat towed the boat, with her two crew and an RNLI volunteer on board, to Killaloe where it was safely tied up. RNLI Lifeboat Helm Eleanor Hooker cautioned, “All boat users should remember the importance of remaining within the safe channels marked on their lake charts.”

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