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Signal from black box of Rescue 116 detected

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A signal from the black box – belonging to R116 helicopter which crashed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, has been detected by rescue crews working to find the three crew members of the helicopter still missing since the crash . The box was discovered shortly after 4pm on Wednesday close to Blackrock Lighthouse

€6k damage to Mountain Rescue equipment on Reek Sunday

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Mayo Mountain Rescue, the voluntary organisation which responds to hundreds of call outs each year from people in distress or injured on mountains around the county, is currently counting the cost of last Sunday's annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage.

RNLI receives €500 from IUNVA

The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) made donations amounting to €5,000 at the function, to 10 local charities and organisations, and also distributed food hampers valued at €200 each to 10 other charities in the Athlone, Moate, and Clara areas.

Brave rescuers battled treacherous conditions in Reek operation

Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue battled through some of the worst conditions their team have ever experienced on Croagh Patrick on Wednesday afternoon to rescue a man who was seriously injured in a fall near the peak of the popular visitor attraction.

Thousands to flock to Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday

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Upwards of 30,000 pilgrims are expected to flock to Croagh Patrick on Sunday for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage on the holy mountain. While the thousands of pilgrims make their way up the mountain, the Mayo Mountain Rescue team will be co-ordinating a massive effort on the ground to ensure that any climbers who get into difficulty on the mountain will be quickly taken off the slope.

Galway Mountain Rescue Team under threat with loss of city base

The Galway Mountain Rescue Team faces extinction as it is set to lose its vehicle base at UHG and the ending of the Government funding scheme to pay insurance costs.

Woman seriously injured in Old Head cliff dive accident

A young woman was seriously injured after she struck rocks on Wednesday afternoon while cliff-diving at Maxwell’s Leap at Old Head, near Louisburgh. The Achill Island Lifeboat was dispatched to the scene at 4pm and used the ‘daughter boat’ from the rocks below the cliff to transfer the woman to the main lifeboat before she was airlifted to Mayo General hospital by the Coast Guard helicopter which was dispatched to the scene from Shannon.

Woman seriously injured in Old Head cliff dive accident

A young woman was seriously injured after she struck rocks on Wednesday afternoon while cliff-diving at Maxwell’s Leap at Old Head, near Louisburgh. The Achill Island Lifeboat was dispatched to the scene at 4pm and used the ‘daughter boat’ from the rocks below the cliff to transfer the woman to the main lifeboat before she was airlifted to Mayo General hospital by the Coast Guard helicopter which was dispatched to the scene from Shannon.

Woman with leg injuries airlifted off Croagh Patrick

A woman was airlifted off Croagh Patrick on Monday evening having suffered lower leg injuries and hypothermia near the summit.

Smartphone technology helps save hillwalkers

A mountain rescue team was given a helping hand during a mission in Letterfrack recently by utilising smartphone technology for the first time to locate a number of stranded hillwalkers and bring them to safety.

 

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