Two calls to Liscannor for Doolin Coast Guard

Two calls to Liscannor for Doolin Coast Guard


Liscannor Harbour – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard responded to two emergency calls in the Liscannor area on Monday afternoon.
In the first callout, at around midday, the Coast Guard was alerted to an incident where a fisherman was reported to have sustained a hand injury.
Volunteers responded to the scene to find that the casualty had been taken to hospital by road by a member of the public. Members were stood down and returned to their station.
At around 6.30pm, the unit was again alerted to an emergency. It had been reported that a kayaker was in difficulty in the Liscannor area.
Doolin Coast Guard launched one boat from the local pier and transport a second boat by road to Liscannor to launch there.
It later transpired the call was a false alarm.
Both operations were coordinated by staff at the Irish Coast Guard marine rescue sub centre at Valentia.

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.