Crosshaven RNLI in early morning medical evacuation to help ill man on trawler
Crosshaven RNLI carried out a medical evacuation in the early hours of last Sunday morning to bring an ill fisherman onboard a trawler to safety.
Shortly after 5.30am on Sunday (6 January), volunteers from Crosshaven RNLI
were paged and requested by the Irish Coast Guard to go the assistance of an ill crew member onboard a UK registered super trawler two miles south of Roches Point.
The inshore lifeboat, with Ian Venner in command and Derek Moynan, Caomhe Foster and Alan Venner onboard were quickly underway and met with the ship at 6.10am.
Having assessed the situation, the lifeboat crew, swiftly evacuated the ill man back to the lifeboat station in Crosshaven before handing him into the care of National Ambulance Service paramedics.
Speaking following the call out, Patsy Fegan, Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery and thank our
crew. Our hats are off to them, it’s a shock to the system to be awoken from a deep sleep by your pager and be on a lifeboat within 10 minutes but this is what our volunteers are willing and prepared for in order to help someone in need.
Shore crew on Sunday morning were Gary Heslin, Molly Murphy, Jonathan Birmingham and James Fegan.
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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.