Crosshaven RNLI assist after rigid inflatable boat collides with navigation buoy
Crosshaven lifeboat was requested to launch this evening (Saturday 1 October) at 8.49pm after a report of a 9m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with two people on board hit a navigation Buoy near Tivoli in Cork City.
Reports were also given that one person was injured.
The volunteer crew made best safe speed on the 20 minute journey to the City. New information received en route stated the damaged RIB had managed to journey under its own power to the City marina, but was still requesting first aid help.
On arrival at the City Marina, the crew assessed the casualty who was complaining of chest injuries and administered first aid until the emergency ambulance arrived and conveyed the casualty to hospital.
The lifeboat then escorted the damaged RIB on its return journey to Crosshaven and assisted in putting the vessel alongside.
The lifeboat arrived back at the station in Crosshaven at 10.50pm, where it was refuelled, washed down and declared ready for service once more at 11.30pm.
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