Poole Lifeboat volunteers in multi agency evacuation of injured person
Poole lifeboat launched today just after 5pm (Saturday July 14) by UK Coastguard to assist with a medical evacuation.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene, three crew went ashore to assist the paramedics, they helped to move the casualty onto a spinal board, and then after making the casualty comfortable, they transferred him to an ambulance that was standing by on the Ferry Road, Studland.
The casualty had suffered a suspected serious spinal injury, the ambulance took him to Poole hospital to be assessed and treated further.
Volunteer Helm Jonathan Clark said:
’It’s always tricky to evacuate casualties from the shoreline and beaches where there is no immediate access, this was a multi agency medical evacuation and we all wish the casualty well’.
The lifeboat returned back to station after refuelling and washing down the lifeboat was ready for service by 7.30pm
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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.