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Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat carries out medical evacuation 50 miles offshore

Lifeboats News Release

Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched on service, Saturday April 21, to assist an injured crewman onboard a fishing trawler. The crewman sustained an injury while fishing 70 miles offshore, and the trawler was intercepted by Dunmore East lifeboat 50 miles South of Dunmore East to conduct the evacuatio

Lifeboat approaching the fishing vessel under watchful eye of Dunmore East lifeboat crew

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Lifeboat approaching the fishing vessel

At 11:50 am the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched on service to carry out a medical evacuation of an injured crewman onboard a fishing trawler.

With a transit time of two hours and thirty-five minutes the Trent Class Dunmore East lifeboat ‘Windsor Runner’ arrived on scene and came alongside the trawler to transfer the casualty onto the lifeboat. The injured crewman was administered first aid treatment and monitored by the lifeboat crew while routing back to Dunmore East Harbour. The injured crewman was handed over to the Ambulance Service on arrival back at Dunmore East at 4.45pm

Dunmore East RNLI Coxswain Michael Griffin says: ‘the sea conditions today were very good which helped in the transfer of the casualty to our lifeboat, our crew are highly trained in casualty care, and the injured man was very well looked after until he was handed over to the ambulance crew’.

 

 

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Photo Credit: Dunmore East RNLI

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Key facts about the RNLI

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