Volunteers at Crosshaven RNLI called to reports of unresponsive diver

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat crew were paged at 4.08pm this afternoon (Sunday 30 December) to the diver in a position upriver from Crosshaven lifeboat station.

RNLI/Jon Mathers

While preparing to launch the lifeboat, the vessel with the diver onboard arrived at the lifeboat station. Volunteer lfieboat crew consisting of paramedic Peter Lane and Aidan O’Connor immediately began casualty care and continued until Rapid Response and a Critical Care Doctor arrived on scene and took over the care of the casualty.

Crosshaven Coast Guard personnel also assisted with the casualty care.
Other volunteer lifeboat RNLI crew assisting were Ian Venner, Vince Fleming, Suzanne Deane, Georgia Keating, Molly Murphy and Claire Morgan.

Sadly, it has since been reported that the male casualty was pronounced deceased at hospital. The thoughts of all at Crosshaven RNLI are with the man’s family. RIP


RNLI Media Contact
Jon Mathers, Lifeboat Press Officer, Crosshaven RNLI Tel: 0862588714

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