In memory of our dear friend and colleague Caitríona, who died tragically whilst on duty as a Coast Guard volunteer.
We wish to convey our deepest sympathy to her husband Bernard Lucas, also a former SARDA member, and to their children Ben and Emma. Caitríona was the secretary of SARDA Ireland for 3 years. She was also a fully qualified search dog handler and assisted with numerous callouts with her search dog Zac. As part of her dedicated professionalism, Caitríona attended many national and international events.
Caitríona was a friend and colleague to our members and those of other SAR teams striving to help people in need. Passionate about search and rescue, she encouraged others and was a tireless example for those training their own dogs or assisting other handlers. She demonstrated a selfless caring attitude towards humans and animals, and as a volunteer she always gave full commitment in all weathers.
She will be sadly missed.
RIP Caitríona Lucas 12/9/16
From Henry Smith, SARDA Ireland chairman