Poole all-weather lifeboat launched to medical evacuation
Poole all- weather lifeboat ‘City of Sheffield’ launched at 04.20am this morning (Wednesday August 3) to a medical evacuation.
Poole lifeboat volunteers were tasked by Solent Coastguard to evacuate a person with a dislocated shoulder, from a cargo vessel in Poole Bay.
The lifeboat soon arrived on scene and found the 120 metre vessel, 3 miles off East of Poole bar buoy, which is at the end of the Swash channel, conditions were SW 4-5 with a moderate swell in the bay.
The lifeboat went alongside then transferred a casualty care team on-board, who administered first aid and prepared the casualty for evacuation.
The casualty was then transferred on-board the Poole all-weather lifeboat and then brought back to the lifeboat station where an ambulance was standing by.
The casualty was handed over to the ambulance crew and taken to Poole hospital at around 6am.
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