Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat medivacs a casualty on Christmas Eve

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'RNLB Alfred Albert Williams' (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard at around 11.40am to medivac a member of the crew of the 'Normand Pacific', which is involved in the IFA2 cable project, in the vicinity of Nab End, mid-Solent NE of the station.

Normand Pacific viewed from astern just prior to transfer of the casualty

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Normand Pacific prior to medivac transfer
The Alfred Albert Williams was soon on scene and although there was a 2 metre swell they were able to transfer the casualty, who was suffering from stomach pains but was 'walking', from the starboard forward deck of the Normand Pacific. They then took him to Portsmouth Camber where an ambulance met them and took him to hospital.
The Alfred Albert Williams then returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 1.30pm.
AIS route of RNLB Alfred Albert Williams - 24th December 2019

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Track of RNLB Alfred Albert Williams - 24th December 2019

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