Final Report 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.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 6 December, 2015
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017