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Crosshaven RNLI assists injured fisherman off Graball Bay

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Crosshaven RNLI came to the aid of an injured fisherman this morning.

RNLI/Jon Mathers

Crosshaven RNLI inshore lifeboat
The volunteer crew of the Crosshaven inshore lifeboat, John and Janet, were paged at 10.27am this morning (Thursday 14 March ) and requested to go to the aid of a 10m fishing vessel with an injured crewman onboard.

The lifeboat with Aidan O’Connor in command and Norman Jackson, Georgia Keating and Molly Murphy onboard, met with the incoming casualty boat off Graball Bay some 12 minutes later.

Two of the lifeboat crew transferred to the fishing boat to administer casualty care to the injured man who was in severe pain from a suspected broken arm and a head injury.

As it was deemed too dangerous due to the sea state and too painful for the casualty to be transferred back to the lifeboat, the fishing vessel continued to Crosshaven under escort before the injured man was handed into the care of paramedics for transfer to hospital.

Speaking following the call out, Crosshaven RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Hugh Mokler said: 'The volunteer crew responded quickly and made the casualty, who was in a great deal of pain as comfortable as possible until they were able to hand over to the ambulance service. Today, their casualty care training made a difference'.

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For more information please contact, Jon Mathers, Crosshaven RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0862588714

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