Vounteer lifeboat crew launch for the second time on bank holiday Saturday
The all-weather lifeboat was requested to assist an injured yachtsman South of Anvil Point.
Two casualty care trained volunteer crew members were transferred to the yacht and after an assessment the sailor was given Entonox (a pain relieving medical gas) to reduce his pain. It was decided to leave the sailor on his yacht for the short trip back to Swanage.
An ambulance was requested to meet the lifeboat at the lifeboat station. Once the boats were in Swanage Bay the injured casualty was taken to the jetty at the boatpark and handed over to the ambulance service for assessment prior to be transferred to hospital.
The yacht was secured to a mooring and the lifeboat recovered, washed down and made ready for service. We wish the sailor a full and speedy recovery.
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.