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Teenager on beach given urgent treatment by Peel RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

A teenager who required urgent medical attention on a beach was assisted last night Friday 8 June by Peel RNLI volunteer crew following a request for help from the coastguards.

Peel RNLI volunteer crew working with paramedics and coastguards in helping a boy


Peel RNLI volunteer crew working with paramedics and coastguards in helping a boy

Peel RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 11.00pm following reports of a teenager who was injured.

The volunteer crew were called to a beach adjacent to the old Victorian swimming baths where coastguards were already in attendance.

On arrival at the scene Peel RNLI crew launched their small daughter boat with two crew members, trained in casualty care, aboard.

Whilst the Mersey lifeboat trained a spot light onto the beach the two crew members provided immediate first aid. It was decided the youngster required additional medical treatment. Therefore he was placed on a stretcher and taken off the beach in the small daughter boat before being transferred onto the Mersey.

The youngster was made comfortable whilst volunteer crew members monitored his condition as the Ruby Clery quickly made it’s way back to Peel breakwater.

The teenager was taken off the Mersey lifeboat by Peel RNLI shore crew members and transferred to a waiting ambulance who took the casualty to Nobles hospital in Douglas.

Following the call out Peel RNLI Mechanic/Coxswain Paul Cain said: “Tonight’s call out was a great example of our team work with the local Coastguard and how through the dedication of our volunteer crew we are able to respond to a variety of incidents. It also shows how the casualty care training is invaluable in incidents such as this one.”

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For more information please contact Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624210731, email or contact

Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or

Peel RNLI volunteer crew in night time rescue for a boy on a beach


Peel RNLI volunteer crew in night time rescue for a boy on a beach

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