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Humber RNLI scrambled to Evacuate Sick Crewman

Lifeboats News Release

Humber Lifeboat was launched last night (16 July) shortly after 8 o clock to a standby boat which required one of their crew evacuated ashore.

UKCG (UK Coast Guard) requested the launch of the RNLI’s Humber Lifeboat after a standby vessel had contacted them with a sick crew member. After radio linking a doctor to the vessel it was decided that the casualty would need to visit hospital to get checked over.

Humber RNLI made their way to meet the vessel some 30 miles North East of Spurn Point. Once on scene the Lifeboat was manoeuvred alongside the standby vessel and the casualty was brought aboard. Under the care of one of the charity’s ‘casualty carers’ he was assessed and monitored as the Lifeboat made its best speed back to Grimsby so the gentlemen could be transferred onward to hospital.

Sam Parkhouse, a volunteer with the RNLI crew at Spurn Point, said: ‘Although the gentlemen was ill there was no immediate concern or signs of any deterioration, we monitored him on our passage before he was transferred to hospital for diagnosis and treatment.’

RNLI crews and lifeguards have members who are trained in assessing and treating casualties when out at sea and around the coast, this way they can ensure the best care for people who are in trouble around the waters of the UK.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Benjamin Mitchell,   2nd Coxswain and Lifeboat Press Officer,   Humber RNLI,   01964650228­

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