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Lyla and Louise are an amazing search dog team! This photo was taken today, on Lyla’s 10th birthday!
Lyla as a pup! Can you believe how small she is!
**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.
Search Dog Murphy with Rescue 117 in the background
Search Dog Murphy searching during the night.
SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Síochána
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response
Sean and Kody.
**CALLOUT 18**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist An Garda Síochána with a missing person search in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary earlier today. Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well whilst two of our dog teams were en-route.

Other agencies Involved:
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
Tipp S & R GROUP /NOSU
Limerick Land Search Team
Third callout of the week. Details to follow.
A second callout for SARDA Ireland this week. Details to follow.
** CALLOUT 15 **

Search dogs Ella and Ziggy were called out by An Garda Síochána for a missing person search in the Carlow / Kilkenny area yesterday afternoon. Search dogs Murphy and Lyla were on standby to assist if needed.

The missing person was recovered by a local farmer that evening. 

Other agencies involved:
Garda Dive Unit
Civil Defence Ireland
Rescue 117 

Our condolences to the person's family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Our dogs have a busy day lined up... 🐕
Which SARDA dog are you today? 😂

Let us know in the comments and tag your friends to see how they are doing 🤗

Stay home, stay safe 🐕
Say hello to Fred. 😍 Fred is not a SARDA dog, but he has had a hand, or a paw rather, in the training of many of our qualified search dogs over the last 10 or 11 years...

You see, Fred is a sheepdog 🐑 and along with his owner, Terry Brophy, Fred lets prospective SARDA search dogs come to his farm 🚜 to see how they behave around sheep in a test called Stock Testing. Stock Testing makes sure that a SARDA dog does not get distracted by sheep etc. when searching for a missing person, and is critical to any search dog's success 🏆

See the ball toy 🥎 that Fred is lying on? One of our search dogs left it behind at Fred's farm earlier in the year, and Fred has become a little attached to it! Maybe he is missing seeing our SARDA dogs due to social distancing!

Fred, you can keep the toy! We owe you and Terry a lot more for all your assistance over the years, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! 🐾
** Callout 14 **

Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 22.25 last night to a missing person in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. Glen of Imaal MRT requested the assistance of SARDA Ireland to conduct a hasty search in an area that the missing person was known to walk in. 

Upon arrival, SARDA Ireland handler Martina assisted with coordination of the hasty search and began searching a forest track with search dog Ella. A navigator was provided by Glen of Imaal MRT.

Thankfully, the missing person was sound safe and well walking on a nearby road.

SARDA Ireland would like to thank Glen of Imaal MRT for their hospitality and assistance during the callout.

Also in attendance:
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
An Garda Síochána Dog Unit
K9 Search & Rescue NI

These posts serve to highlight the work which SARDA Ireland and other search and rescue organisations carry out. We truly appreciate your positive comments, likes and shares, but please refrain from any negative comments relating to COVID-19 restrictions.
Search dog Murphy is taking a well earned rest day at home today after a busy callout yesterday evening. What a good girl! 😍 show us how your dogs are spending their Sunday! 

Stay home. Stay safe. 🐕
Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. 🐕 Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak 'dog'! 😍

Please share far and wide 🐾 🐕‍🦺

#WorkingFromHomeLife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #covid19 #Ireland #SearchAndRescue
A photo from our archives of SARDA Ireland training. In Heli: Helen Mhic Chonmara, Neville Murphy. Standing Row: Caitríona Lucas (RIP), Catherine Kelly, Dennis Geoff , Dara Fitzpatrick (RIP), Trevor Hornibrook, Karen Kelly, Henry Smith and Barry O’Connor. On knee: Jarlath Folan and Debbie Harvey.
Yesterday the crew of R116 created a digital signature using AIS to remember Dara, Mark, Paul and Ciaran.
Callout #10 and #11 of 2020

On Monday 2nd March, SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána Bandon to a missing person search in the Bandon area of Co. Cork. The search was later stood down when the missing person was located and recovered from the river by Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the missing persons family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Agencies involved:
An Garda Síochána
Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery
Cork West Civil Defence 
Mallow Search and Rescue
Irish Search Dogs

Today, SARDA were tasked by Dublin Wicklow MRT and Glen of Imaal MRT to a missing person search in Newtownmountkennady, Co. Wicklow. Michael Grant with Search Dog Ziggy, Gerry Tobin with Search Dog Fia and Eadaoin O'Gorman with Search Dog Murphy responded. Mick and Ziggy arrived on scene just as the missing person was located safe and well by members of Glen of Imaal MRT. A fantastic result, well done to all involved. 

Agencies Involved:
An Garda Síochána 
Garda Dog Unit 
Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
Rescue 116 Dublin SAR
Mike and Penn are ready for a day on the hills
Piper listening out for the sound of a tennis ball bouncing
Trainee handler Jean and search dog Trackr take a well earned break
Sally’s close up
Lyla gets rewarded by handler Louise for an excellent find
Call out # 9 of 2020

On Friday Feb 28th SARDA Ireland were tasked to a missing person incident by An Garda Síochána Dingle. 

A short time later our dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered by the Irish Coast Guard. SARDA Ireland would like to extend our sympathies to the missing persons family and friends. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Photo by Daniel Foote.
Photo by Anne Marie Cronin photography.
Photo by Lilli Klint.
All ready for action.. Missing from photo were Don, Edwin, Niall and @Edelle
***Call out #6 08.02.2020

Yesterday afternoon, SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána Ashbourne to a missing person incident in Co. Meath.
Martina with Search Dog Ella, Mick with Search Dog Ziggy and Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy responded.

In three hours of searching the three dog teams covered over 15km of farmland in the Dunboyne area. The search was stood down for the night and Gardai are currently carrying out further investigation.

Agencies involved:
An Garda Síochána
Meath Civil Defence
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