Fisherman makes full recovery after emergency off Donegal coast

first_imgA fisherman who was rescued off the coast of Gaoth Dobhair yesterday has made a full recovery and thanked all the volunteers who came to his assistance. The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat was called to assist a fisherman who got into difficulty off Gola Island when his small boat ran aground on rocks.The lifeboat was called out at 11am and proceeded to Gola Island to assist the casualty. On arrival at the scene the helicopter from Sligo and the Bunbeg Coastguard boat had lifted the fisherman from the boat. He was subsequently transferred to the Lifeboat where he was treated for mild hypothermia. The lifeboat stayed at the scene of the stricken boat until the tide turned, they then secured a tow rope to the boat and transferred both the fisherman, who was fully recovered and the boat to Bunbeg Harbour assisted by the helicopter and the Coastguard.Photo: Sebastian Sebo, Arranmore Lifeboat CrewCoxswain of the RNLI Lifeboat, Jimmy Early said “although it was quite windy, the sea was calm but the wind chill factor was approximately 1-2 degrees centigrade which accounted for the hypothermia.“Once we treated the fisherman he made a full recovery and was thankful to all the rescue services for their help”.The lifeboat returned to base at Arranmore at 3 30pm following the four and a half hour rescue, fueled and ready for the next call. Photo: Sebastian Sebo, Arranmore Lifeboat CrewFisherman makes full recovery after emergency off Donegal coast was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Homeless memorial day draws solemn crowd

first_imgNational Homeless Persons Memorial Day, Dec. 21, also happens to be Bill Clemons’ wedding anniversary. Nothing could be more tragically fitting.Clemons ‘wife, Dawn, died three years ago while the couple was homeless. They’d been together for 16 years. “She was a good woman who raised four children,” he said.Clemons didn’t want to say how Dawn died. But he lit a candle in her honor Wednesday morning at a National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Friends of the Carpenter, a Christian homeless ministry and drop-in center near downtown Vancouver.About 40 people turned up for the chilly 9 a.m. ceremony on the first day of winter — the shortest day and longest night of the year. That’s the symbolic day selected as National Homeless Memorial Day back in 1990 by the National Coalition for the Homeless. A local ceremony was held for a few years in Esther Short Park, until last year it was decided to bring it indoors.Friends of the Carpenter operates its own woodworking shop where homeless people can get busy making beautiful things. The Rev. Duane Sich, executive director of Friends of the Carpenter, said remembering people who died while homeless is like putting furniture together — restoring purpose, beauty and function in a broken world.Every faith tradition includes tales of God’s people enduring homelessness, said the Rev. Rick Jaech of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, whether it’s the Israelites wandering for 40 years in the wilderness, or Jesus being born in a stable because his parents had no place else to go.last_img read more