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The Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are issuing appeals for people to be safe if near water this Bank Holiday weekend. People are being asked to stay away from the edges of waterways within their 5k boundaries over Easter. While the weather is beginning to get warmer, water…

A woman was airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter to Sligo University Hospital yesterday afternoon after she fell from the coastal cliffs at Mullaghmore Head in north Sligo. The woman was found unconscious at the bottom of the cliffs by passers-by who immediately contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard immediately…

The Irish Coast Guard has, for safety reasons withdrawn the services of the in-shore rescue boats stationed at 23 locations around the coast. This action has been taken following reported malfunction – as Ocean FM news understands -of  life jackets as part of the personal protective equipment. The Irish Coast…

The Coast Guard is calling on the general public and all mariners across the north west to heed the weather warning in place and to take appropriate action. Those with smaller vessels in particular are asked to pay attention to the Status Orange Alert. The general public is advised to…

A woman was rescued from Knocknarea Mountain in north Sligo this afternoon with a suspected leg or ankle injury. The emergency arose just before 3pm. A Coast Guard helicopter airlifted the woman to its base at Strandhill, from where she was taken by ambulance to Sligo Univesity Hospital.

A 35-year old man has died after he got into difficulty yesterday along the West Sligo shoreline near Dunmoran Strand. It’s believed the deceased was from Poland and had been fishing along the coastline in the Templepatrick area. The Coast Guard was alerted about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Its helicopter based…