Early morning call out for Bembridge RNLI all-weather lifeboat
Bembridge RNLI's all-weather Tamar lifeboat 'Alfred Albert Williams' was launched at around 6am on Monday 11 September at the request of the UK Coastguard to the offshore supply ship 'Levoli Cobalt'
The lifeboat volunteers aboard the Alfred Albert Williams were on scene by 6.10am and transferred two crew members to the Levoli Cobalt. After an initial assessment the crew carried out CPR on the casualty until the arrival of the UK Coastguard rescue helicopter and a paramedic.
The casualty was then evacuated by the helicopter and flown to St Mary's Hospital, Newport. Having picked her two crew members back up, the Alfred Albert Williams then returned to the lifeboat station boathouse and was recovered by 7.15am.
On their return, James Pink, a Deputy Coxswain of Bembridge RNLI said 'As the Levoli Cobalt was anchored not far from the boathouse we were able to transfer two first aid trained crew members onboard very quickly and they were able carry out CPR until the arrival of the helicopter's paramedic.'
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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 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.