The Irish Coast Guard is appealing for the public’s help in locating a training mannequin which is lost in Galway Bay.
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A training exercise involving two Navy ships, two RNLI lifeboats from Inis Mór and the city, a HSE team, two helicopters and two Coast Guard boats took place off Blackhead in North Clare yesterday.
The training scenario was an enactment of a fire breaking out on a ship which had to be evacuated.
During the exercise, 5 mannequins were placed in the water to act as people who jumped overboard.
However, the Coast Guard team is unable to locate a tracker and one of the mannequins, which was wearing a lifejacket.
Anyone out on the water in Galway Bay or walking the shores along the coast today is asked to keep an eye out for the mannequin.
The Coast Guard is asking anyone who finds the mannequin to contact them.
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