Coast guard rescue six divers off Donegal coast

first_imgThe coast guard rescued six divers off the coast of Donegal earlier today (Sun). The volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch a dive boat which had broken down off St John’s Point on Sunday afternoon.Receiving the call from Malin Head Coast Guard shortly before 1pm, the lifeboat crew, who had just returned from exercise, set out for the scene at the Bullockmore west cardinal marker just west of St John’s Point. Arriving around 1:15pm, they found that the main dive boat had broken down and was unable to recover six divers who were in the water.To assist with the operation Killybegs Coast Guard boat was also tasked to the scene as was the Sligo based Rescue 118 helicopter from Strandhill.Four divers were recovered onto the Bundoran lifeboat with 2 recovered to the Killybegs Coast Guard boat with those two subsequently transferred to a passing fishing boat who had responded to the Coast Guard’s initial call for assistance in the area.In total 8 divers were accounted for and safely transported back to Killybegs. Commenting on the callout, his first as a qualified helmsman, Rory O’Connor said: “we are delighted that there was a successful conclusion to this shout.“Thankfully once the dive boat realised that there was a problem they contacted the Coast Guard immediately and got ourselves, Killybegs Coast Guard Delta and Rescue 118 launched.“We would always encourage all boats to check in with the Coast Guard before setting out.”Coast guard rescue six divers off Donegal coast was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mulley back at Hayes & Yeading

first_imgJames Mulley has returned to Hayes & Yeading United on a month’s loan from AFC Wimbledon.The versatile midfielder, 23, joined Yeading as a 16-year-old and was United’s longest serving player before moving to Chelmsford in 2010.Last year he joined Wimbledon and has made 14 appearances for the League Two club this season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week

first_imgTraditionalGC3BH3Jby Valente Cruz SharePrint RelatedRaiders of the Lost Cache — Geocache of the WeekNovember 15, 2017In “Community”Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”When a geocache is more like a theme park. — Dead Men Tell No Tales (GC46ZT4) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 29, 2014In “Community” Location:Aveiro, PortugalN 40° 52.163 W 008° 11.409 Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3JDeep within the wild greenery surrounding Rio de Frades canyon in Portugal, this T5 cache may put you in Indy’s shoes—or, maybe his wetsuit.Many geocachers feel an affinity for Indiana Jones and imagine they’re on amazing adventures in exotic locations, retrieving ancient artifacts worth millions of dollars. In all reality, many geo-adventures are closer to grabbing a lamp post cache from a parking lot on the outskirts of town, but the thrill is still there!  Difficulty:2Terrain:5center_img Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More 1234567<> Those who brave this trek initially park at the Postman Trailhead, explore cache GCPZHC, then climb alongside the river until they reach the lagoon. Whatever your approach, it’s advised to bring at least 15 meters (50 feet) of rope, a helmet, and a wetsuit, because that water is COLD. Above all, don’t forget your waterproof pen. You won’t want to go through all this work for nothing!At the lagoon and waterfallThe container is located on the outside of the waterfall, but since you’ve come this far, shimmy up the slippery rocks and explore the tunnel behind the waterfall! This T5 is definitely challenging, but with 140 Favorite points and an 86% Favorite point rating, you know the effort is worth it. The cache page states: In order to complete the cache it is essential that they know how to swim well or, if not, they should wear a vest. As an alternative to swimming, you can climb the wall to the left of the waterfall and “uncork” next to it. You can also go down the river through canyoning, although the charm and challenge may be smaller than the climb.You must enter the tunnel behind the waterfall!It wasn’t until Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth movie in the series, that we actually see our hero go over a waterfall. Although that movie takes place in South America, this homage in Portugal is a fantastic way to take your adventuring to a new level.last_img read more