Poole Lifeboat volunteers in multi agency evacuation of injured person

Lifeboats News Release

Poole lifeboat launched today just after 5pm (Saturday July 14) by UK Coastguard to assist with a medical evacuation.

A report had come through that a man with a spinal injury needed to be urgently evacuated off the beach. The lifeboat crew made their way to Shell Bay, the casualty was being attended to by Paramedics and Swanage Coastguard.

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

For more information please telephone Anne-Marie Clark, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 855073 - jclark14@sky.com or Dave Riley, National Media Officer on 07795 015042 - david_riley@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Newsdesk on 01202 336789

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Multi agency evacuation

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