Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched for medical emergency

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (22 October) at 1pm following the report of an unconscious crewman on a fishing vessel in Douglas harbour.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew transferring the casualty to the Liner Berth

RNLI/Michael Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew transferring the casualty to the Liner Berth
The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched under the command of volunteer Coxswain Neal Corran to attend to the unconscious crewman who had passed out on the deck of a fishing boat moored at the Fort Anne Jetty.

Arriving alongside the fishing vessel volunteer lifeboat crewmen Peter Washington and Ed Christian went aboard the fishing boat to assess the casualty who by this time had regained consciousness. Having ascertained there were no other injuries requiring immediate attention and with only ladder access to the top of the Fort Anne Jetty it was decided to transfer the casualty crewman to the lifeboat to be taken across the harbour to the Liner Berth which had better access.

An ambulance was at the Liner Berth to meet the lifeboat and having handed the casualty fisherman over to the waiting paramedics the lifeboat crew returned to station for the lifeboat to be re-housed and made ready again for service.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew transferring the casualty to the Liner Berth. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Mike Howland, Douglas RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624496029, email mike.howland@manx.net 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


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