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Emergency Medical Evacuation Site

posted 29 May 2017, 11:00 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 29 May 2017, 11:00 ]
The Minister for State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring, has approved €32,300 for the reinstatement of lighting for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Evacuation Site located at Davitt Park, Polranny. 

This site is the only authorised night time landing zone for the emergency helicopter for the Achill area and beyond. Each year a number of casualties are air lifted from the site and the reinstatement of the lighting and the upgrade of the access routes will ensure that the transfer of casualties can happen in an unobstructed and safe manner. Achill GAA and the wider Achill Community extend thanks to the Minister for this funding and also to our partners in the Achill Coast Guard who were instrumental in ensuring funding was received.