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Coast Guard helicopter crew praised for Inis Mór rescue

The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter have been praised for performing a difficult rescue on the Aran Islands over the weekend.

Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was called out to Inis Mór after reports of people getting into difficulty at ‘The Worm Hole’.

This is a treacherous spot on the coast of Inis Mór where a deep pit is very exposed to waves on the slippery, rock shoreline.

The helicopter airlifted two people to safety under difficult circumstances and brought them to University Hospital Galway.

Gerard O’Flynn of the Irish Coast Guard said to the Examiner that it was an difficult mission with a good outcome.

He praised the entire crew, and in particular the winchman, for bringing two people to safety.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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