Appledore RNLI carries out medical evacuation from Lundy.
Following a request from South West Ambulance Service through the Coastguard, Appledore RNLI was tasked today, Tuesday 12 December, to bring a lady back from Lundy who needed to visit a Hospital’s Accident and Emergency after lacerating her arm.
The Lundy First Responder had assessed and dressed the arm and made the request for the lady’s evacuation to hospital.
Our volunteer RNLI crew launched the all-weather boat at around 12.45 pm and returned from Lundy with the casualty to Appledore at approximately 3.00 pm where she was handed over to the ambulance service who were waiting to take her straight to hospital.
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.