Search

17 May 2022

Happy Campers! Gardai have to improvise due to Covid-19 restrictions

Happy Campers! Gardai have to improvise due to Covid-19 restrictions

The tent set up for overnight accommodation

The Garda Water Unit were conducting a search operation and as a result of no accommodation available due to Covid-19 they set up camp in a tent.

The officers, who didn't reveal the location of their work for operational reasons, travelled with their boats and equipment the evening before.

The Garda Water Unit provides an operational support and search capability to other Garda units and outside agencies in marine environments and hazardous locations.

The unit consists of two operational teams based at Athlone Garda Station, Co. Westmeath and Santry Garda Station, Co. Dublin respectively.

The unit is regularly called in for investigations relating to murders and serious crime, missing persons and evidence recovery.

In addition to underwater searches, it is also regularly asked to carry out surface patrols throughout the country and around the Irish coastline.

This involves the enforcement of marine legislation and the policing of major events taking place on or near the water.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.