Bad parking at Downings harbour ‘risking lives’

GARDAÍ are to be consulted following fresh concerns over poor parking at Downings pier. Mulroy Coastguard has launched a ‘Think Before You Park’ campaign following a number of incidents where vehicles have been left in an area specifically marked out for the emergency services. The campaign comes a month after Coastguard personnel were prevented from […]

Hospital helipad now up to European standards

THE COAST Guard helicopter can once again land at Letterkenny University Hospital following the completion of works to bring it up to European standards. For over a year now the Coast Guard helicopter has been landing at Errigal College after it emerged the hospital’s helipad did not meet the proper standards. Speaking to the Donegal […]

Kayakers get stuck in the mud

TWO kayakers were rescued by the coastguard last night after getting stuck in mud in Lough Swilly. Malin Head Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue at around 10.30pm and the helicopter was sent in to get the pair out of the sticky situation near Magherabeg school at Manor. “They got stuck in the mud. They were caught […]

Angler rescued at Malin Head

A LATVIAN man fishing off Malin Head on Monday evening became trapped by the tide and had to be winched to safety by the Coastguard helicopter.