Coast Guard assists ambulance service in Lahinch

Coast Guard assists ambulance service in Lahinch


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

A woman is recovering in hospital after she sustained a head injury in a fall in Lahinch on Thursday evening.

The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard was called out to assist the National Ambulance Service after the woman fell on rocks beyond the northern end of the prom.

Ambulance paramedics were able to reach the casualty but were unable to recover her.

Coast Guard volunteers from Doolin were requested to assist and recovered the woman from the area and helped stretcher her to an ambulance.

The woman is understood to have sustained a head injury which is not thought to be serious.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.