Navigation

Search and Rescue: Stories of Irish-air sea rescue and the loss of R116

Availability: In Stock
ISBN: 9781785373572
AuthorSiggins, Lorna
Pub Date01/05/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages288
CountryIRL
Dewey363.1238
Publisher: Merrion Press
Quick overview On 13 March 2017, the Rescue 116 crew of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt. Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith took off from Dublin airport just after 2300 hours for a medical evacuation off the west coast. The first indication of disaster came when the crew failed to answer a radio call at 12.46 a.m. At 02.16 hours, sister helicopter Rescue 118 spotted a casualty and debris in the water. There would be no survivors from R116, and extensive searches failed to locate the bodies of two of the four crew.
€16.95

The crash occurred just six months after the loss of another experienced volunteer, Caitriona Lucas from Doolin Coast Guard in Co Clare; and 18 years after the loss of four Air Corps crew who were returning from a night rescue in thick fog off the south-east coast.

In Search and Rescue, Lorna Siggins exposes the shocking systemic flaws that led to these tragic deaths, but also looks at successful rescues where, despite all the odds, the courage and dedication of members of the Irish Coast Guard and the volunteers who work with them have saved countless lives, including the dramatic rescue of paddleboarders Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn off the coast of Clare in 2020.

*
*
*
Product description

The crash occurred just six months after the loss of another experienced volunteer, Caitriona Lucas from Doolin Coast Guard in Co Clare; and 18 years after the loss of four Air Corps crew who were returning from a night rescue in thick fog off the south-east coast.

In Search and Rescue, Lorna Siggins exposes the shocking systemic flaws that led to these tragic deaths, but also looks at successful rescues where, despite all the odds, the courage and dedication of members of the Irish Coast Guard and the volunteers who work with them have saved countless lives, including the dramatic rescue of paddleboarders Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn off the coast of Clare in 2020.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Gardening Together : A month-by-month guide to getting the most from your outdoor space

Gavin, Diarmuid
9780717192526
Inspired by Diarmuid and Paul's online conversations and TV show, Gardening Together follows the pair on a garden year from January to December, with a monthly look at what you need to do to enjoy and appreciate your outside space like never before.
€19.99

Journey's End: The Truth about Heaven and Hell

Keane, Colm
9780955913389
Journey's End is a conclusive portrayal of what we face after death and details how our consciousness survives in an afterlife of peace and tranquility. Above all, it stresses the need for preparation to ensure a happy death.
€14.99

Cork Hurling : Game of My Life

Hurley, Denis
9781910827451
€20.00