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SERIOUS INCIDENT: Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICG, Hook Head Co. Wexford, 6 December 2015: REPORT 2017-005
During a Search and Rescue (SAR) mission in the vicinity of Hook Head, Co. Wexford on the afternoon of 6 December 2015, a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter crew located and winched two casualties from the water. During the winching operation one of the casualties, a 14 year old girl, slipped from the rescue strop and fell into the water from a height of approximately 45 ft. The casualty was recovered immediately from the water and winched up to the helicopter again. Both casualties were transferred to a nearby hospital in Waterford for medical treatment. The Investigation was subsequently informed by An Garda Síochána that one of the casualties, a 14 year old girl, had died on 10 December 2015.
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