Bundoran RNLI called to assist at cliff incident
The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was paged just after 3:15am on Sunday morning (23 June) to reports of a female having from fallen from the cliffs at Tullan Strand in the town.
Setting off in calm conditions the lifeboat crew arrived on the scene just minutes after launch. Additional lifeboat crew were subsequently deployed to assist.
A senior advanced paramedic who was part of the lifeboat crew came ashore with assistance also provided from the Red Cross and Medilink who were in the area as well as an Garda Siochana, Bundoran Fire Service and the National Ambulance Service.
All services worked together as a team to ensure the comfort of the casualty and a buggy from the Red Cross helped to extract her up the slope to the waiting ambulance.
Speaking following the callout, Bundoran RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Helm James Cassidy said ‘I would like to commend the team work from all agencies in what was a particularly difficult location for the casualty. By working together we ensured her comfort and as quick a journey to hospital as possible. We wish her a speedy recovery.’
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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.