Angle RNLI lifeboat evacuates casualty from island

Lifeboats News Release

A 71 year old man, suffering from abdominal pains, was evacuated from Skokholm Island in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 2.59am and reached the island, a bird sanctuary off the Pembrokeshire coast, in 26 minutes.

Because there was insufficient water alongside the island’s jetty, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed to transfer the casualty.

Once the Y Boat was recovered to the lifeboat, best speed was made to the Milford Haven Port Authority jetty, where an ambulance was waiting.

With the casualty in the care of ambulance personnel, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 4.40am.

Note to editors

The photo shows Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.

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