Wicklow RNLI paged to multi agency incident at Wicklow Harbour
The Inshore Lifeboat crew were alerted by pager following a Coast Guard launch request shortly after 3:10pm this afternoon (Sunday 13 May), to assist in the medical evacuation of an injured sailor.
The sailor was being treated on a yacht by First responders and HSC Paramedics at the East pier after he sustained injuries while sailing in Wicklow bay.
The lifeboat was requested to launch in case the casualty was seriously injured and needed to be evacuated from the yacht to a more suitable location, where he could be transferred to an Ambulance.
The lifeboat with Helm Alan Goucher, and two crew was about to launch when Lifeboat Operations Manager Des Davitt was made aware that the casualty was assisted up a ladder onto the pier after being treated by paramedics and no further assistance was required.
The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to station.
The crew on the callout were Helm Alan Goucher , Terry Sillery and Paul Sillery.
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.