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Skerries RNLI respond to medical emergency on Lambay island

Lifeboats News Release

Skerries RNLI launched this evening (22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay island.

Shortly after 8.30pm this evening the alarm was raised by a member of the crew after they received a call from somebody on Lambay island, indicating that a person was unwell and requiring immediate medical assistance. Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson with David Knight at the Helm and crewed by Steven Johnston, JP Tanner and Jack Keane.

The lifeboat proceeded to the island where they went ashore and began to administer first aid to the casualty. Dublin Coast Guard also tasked the rescue helicopter R116. The lifeboat crew prepped a landing area for the helicopter, and they transferred the casualty to the mainland where a waiting ambulance transferred them on to Beaumont hospital.

Speaking about the call out, Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI, Gerry Canning said: ‘There were multiple rescue agencies involved in this rescue and it’s great to see everyone working so well together. Our thoughts are with the casualty tonight and we wish them a speedy recovery’

Skerries RNLI Launching The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

RNLI/Gerry Canning

Skerries RNLI Launching The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

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