Teenager on beach given urgent treatment by Peel RNLI lifeboat crew
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’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.”
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624210731, email email@example.com or contact
Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
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.