Cork West – Search & Recovery Operation, Baltimore

13 July 2015

The Baltimore search operation concluded successfully on Friday 10th July with the recovery of the body of Barry Davis Ryan, who had been missing since 30th June.

Cork West Civil Defence personnel were involved in the multi-agency effort, and were tasked as shore based spotter teams, search boat crews and search coordinators at the incident command unit. Cork City Civil Defence also contributed search teams to assist.

Search Responder Teams worked in tandem with local Coastguard units, while the Civil Defence boat crew conducted sweep searches of the incident area with crews from IRCG, Baltimore RNLI and Schull Inshore Rescue. They also were tasked as scene controllers for dive operations on a number of occasions.

During the search and recovery phase a total of 95 volunteer duties were completed, with an average duration of 8 hours, contributing a total of 760 volunteer hours from Civil Defence members.