Youghal RNLI launch to reports angler taken ill

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to launch today (Saturday 15 October) at 11.30am to reports of a angler taken ill on board a chartered fishing vessel.

The casualty, a male, was reported as conscious but pale. The volunteer lifeboat crew proceeded to the location approximately a mile and a half off Capel Island.  The casualty had been unconscious but had since regained consciousness before the lifeboat arrived at the location. The crew recovered the man on board the lifeboat and proceeded to administer casualty care. 

An ambulance was requested and was awaiting the lifeboat on its return to the lifeboat station where the ambulance crew checked him over before giving him the all clear.

The conditions on the day were described as choppy with a moderate easterly breeze.

Commenting on the callout Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Helm John Griffin said, ‘They did the right thing in contacting us when the man became unwell, it’s always better to get an ill person medically checked out if there are any concerns.’ 
RNLI media contacts
For information please contact Karl Prendergast, Youghal RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0877990310, email or contact Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Ireland on 0871254124 or 018900460 email or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Ireland on 0876483547 email

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.