Wednesday 24 July 2019

Coast guard members in series of rescues around Bray Head

Members of Greystones Coast Guard have been busy in recent weeks, with a series of rescues and operations.

On Thursday, June 20, they were called to the cliff walk where a person had fallen from the path between Bray and Cliff Manor just before 1 p.m.

A cliff rescue system was set up and the team paramedic descended down the cliff, finding a man trapped in a tree growing out of the near vertical cliff face. The man had a broken leg.

A second climber was sent down with a stretcher and the man was splinted, packaged and hauled up the cliff, where advanced paramedics were waiting.

The unit carried the man by stretcher to the ambulance at Raheen car park.

On Monday, June 24, the Greystones unit was tasked to respond to reports of a despondent male on a beach in Greystones.

The beaches and surrounding areas were searched, with nothing to report, and the unit was then stood down.

On Thursday, June 27, the unit was called to the cliff walk near cliff manor to assist the ambulance service. A casualty had fallen and was injured and the coast guard helped to transport the patient to the ambulance.

Last Saturday, the Greystones and Wicklow units responded to a report of two tourists who had become cragfast while trying to ascend from the north beach to the cliff walk.

The Rescue 116 helicopter was called to winch the pair up and onto the cliff walk. They were not injured and did not require any further attention.

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