Tuesday 18 June 2019

Coast Guard unit carries out harbour search

Bray Harbour
Bray Harbour

Mary Fogarty

The emergency services were called to the harbour area of Bray on the evening of Wednesday, November 28, after a report of a person in the water.

After attending the scene, they did not discover anything untoward and all services were stood down.

The operation included members of Greystones Coast Guard unit, gardaí, and the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 as well as members of the fire service, all of whom carried out a thorough search of the vicinity.

Gardaí in Bray said that while there was nothing found at the scene, they did not believe it to be a malicious report.

They said that while there was a report of a person, seemingly unresponsive, in the water, the person may have been mistaken, and that it could have been an object or even a wave formation.

They did say that they do not believe it to have been connected to any missing person the district is currently aware of.

The report was made at around 7 p.m. and the search was stood down by 9 p.m.

Earlier that day, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard called to Shankill shoreline close to Shanganagh water treatment plant. A vehicle was submerged in water with the person trapped. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were tasked immediately along with Rescue 116 from Dublin Airport and Dun Laoghaire RNLI. While crews were responding to the incident, the casualty was rescued by his colleagues. All crews were stood down.

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