Bank holiday medical evacuation for the crew of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
The relief all-weather lifeboat (ALB) Dora Foster McDougall was launched this morning at 10:09am to carry out a medical evacuation.
The ALB was tasked by HM Coastguard to the casualty vessel's position, this was approximately 21 nautical miles north east of Great Yarmouth, to carry out a medical evacuation.
Once on scene the lifeboat carried out a medical assessment of the casualty who had experienced a seizure, and due to the nature of the incident it was decided to evacuate the man so he could get medical care urgently, the casualty was stretchered onto the ALB.
A spokesperson for the RNLI said: ‘The evacuation went smoothly with no complications, the volunteer crew worked well with the crew on board the vessel enabling us to get the casualty off for immediate medical care.'
The ALB then proceeded back to the station where they were met by East of England Ambulance Service to carry on the care from then on. The gentleman was then taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.
The RNLI wishes the casualty a 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.