Search & Rescue
North Coast Divers Search & Rescue Unit.
24 Hour Service:
Search and Rescue Officers.
Peter Mc Camley (Newry) Tel: 0044 (0)7836 774 694
Rez Soheil (Mullingar) Tel: 00353 (87) 645 8711
Frank McDermott (Monaghan) Tel: 00353 (0)85 864 6261
Simon Rafferty (Belfast) Tel: 0044 (0)7463 636 911
Mission Statement: The purpose of the North Coast Search & Rescue Unit is to aid in the location and or rescue of missing persons of our local shorelines and other jurisdictions as requested.
The North Coast Search and Rescue Unit will accomplish this task by:
• Providing well trained, responsible and properly equipped personnel, with the necessary sea crafts and vehicles to carry out any search and or rescue task in any conditions at any time.
• Co-ordinating mission responses.
• Providing education and information on search and rescue to local officials, where required.
• Providing preventative search and rescue education to the public.
The Search and Rescue unit is made up of a number of volunteers who are all fully trained (BSAC) Sub Aqua Divers. All of the members in the unit carry a minimum diving qualification of Advanced Diver status and are trained in BSAC Search & Rescue operations.
Each individual has a detailed knowledge of our local shores lines. This detailed knowledge extends to local tides and currents, which has been invaluable when locating person/s lost at sea.
The Search & Rescue unit have been in the North Donegal and Newry and Mourne Area Operation and have assisted in numerous search and rescue operations. Some of these operations have resulted in a positive outcome; there have also been occasions whereby when we arrived at the scene, we were too late.
A Member's Experience