Aran Islands RNLI carries out double medical evacuation off Inis Mór
Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of two people yesterday evening (Bank Holiday Monday 5 August) who required medical attention off the islands.
The all-weather Severn class lifeboat David Kirkaldy was requested to launch at 8pm by the Irish Coast Guard.
Two patients on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands were in need of further
Weather conditions at the time of the call out were moderate with 1.5m sea swell and a force 6 south westerly wind.
The all-weather lifeboat launched under Coxswain Mairtín O'Flaithearta and a full crew.
With the patients safely aboard the lifeboat and under the supervision of the volunteer
crew members, the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal Harbour.
Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain Mairtín O'Flaithearta said: ‘It was a wet and windy night, but the volunteer crew are always ready and willing to help anyone, no matter the weather. We would like to wish the casualties a speedy recovery’.
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