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Dunmore East to host National Search and Rescue demo

Dunmore East to host National Search and Rescue demo

A big event is taking place this Saturday in Dunmore East.

The Irish Marine Search and Rescue demo will feature Navy ships, the Air Corps and many other groups.

Later in the day, there'll be a parade of all the ships and boats supported by a Helicopter fly past.

The event known as ย IMSARC Demo (Irish Marine Search and Rescue Demo) is co-ordinated by the Coast Guard and will feature a Coast Guard Helicopter, Naval ship Lร‰ Eithne, ย Air Corps Casa, Dublin Fire Brigade Marine Emergency Response Team, Volunteer Coast Guard units, CIL Ship Granuaile, ย the RNLI, HSEโ€™s Marine Ambulance Response Team, Irish Underwater Council, Irish Water Safety, South East Mountain Rescue, Revenue Customs Cutter, and the Civil Defence.

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The main event will starts at 10:30 with an off shore search demonstration, followed by an on-board emergency with the Lร‰ Eithne acting as a M/V in distress.

Demonstrations such as Cliff rescues, marine ambulance exercises, and Casa Operations get underway at 1.30pm and will be visible from Dunmore East.ย A parade of all participating ships and boats supported by a Helicopter Fly past at 4.15pm will present a great photo opportunity.

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