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Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua, Search & Recovery Unit

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Barnadearg, Ballina, County Mayo

Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua, Search & Recovery Unit

The Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua Club, based in Ballina Co.Mayo has had a dedicated Search and Recovery Unit providing on-call 24/7 365 day support for over 35 years.
The Search & Recovery Unit is comprised of club members who volunteer their time to support the unit.
The members are trained in the use of specialist equipment, required to frequently work in a variety of hazardous conditions such as rivers and lakes, often with limited visibility.

We would like to thank the community who have always given so generously.

overview

The Grainne Uaile SAC, Search & Recovery Unit responds to requests from statutory bodies such as An Garda Siochana, the Coast Guard and from local communities to assist in Search and Recovery operations throughout the county of Mayo and along the Western region. Over the years the members have been called upon on many occasions to assist in search and recovery missions.
 

where your money goes

The Search and Recovery Unit is reliant on donations, all of which goes toward the purchase and maintenance of equipment and on-going operational costs of running the unit.

history

The Search and Recovery Unit was formed in 1983 after we were involved in our first search in Lough Talt for two young children that were lost in the lake. Since then we have carried out search and recovery operations in Mayo, Sligo, Galway, Roscommon, Meath and Westmeath to mention just some of the counties we have being called to. On average would get called out eight to ten times a year and this is a totally voluntary unit which responds to requests from the statutory bodies and from local communities to assist in search and recovery operations.  

Without the likes of club members, fundraising  events and donations it would not be possible to keep the Unit going and to make sure that when a call comes in to help with the recovery of a lost person we are able to respond. We are all too aware that by the time we get a call, it is too late to help the person involved; however we want to give some peace of mind to the families and friends of the person lost.

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