Bank holiday medical evacuation for the crew of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston

Lifeboats News Release

The relief all-weather lifeboat (ALB) Dora Foster McDougall was launched this morning at 10:09am to carry out a medical evacuation.

RNLI/Kim Platford

The ASV Pioneer on approach

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.

RNLI/Kim Platford

The crew getting ready to transfer the casaulty

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