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Troon lifeboat launches for medical emergency

Lifeboats News Release

About 1250hrs on Friday 10 February 2017, Belfast Coastguard paged the lifeboat crew to assist with the medical evacuation (medevac) of a casualty on board a 47m vessel that was at anchor 10 miles south west of Troon.

The crew assembled at the lifeboat station and the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was quickly launched to the scene. Also tasked was the Ayr coastguard rescue team.

The lifeboat was soon alongside the vessel and the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat. Using their Casualty Care training the lifeboat crew monitored the condition of the casualty as the lifeboat returned to Troon.

On arrival at the lifeboat berth, the casualty was passed over to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Coastguard Team.

With the casualty on route to hospital, the lifeboat was then made ‘Ready for Service’.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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