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Arranmore RNLI called to assist injured fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

Arranmore RNLI was launched at 10.30 this morning, 2 May following a call from Malin Head Coast Guard to assist an injured fisherman on board a trawler 40 miles northwest off the coast of Arranmore Lighthouse.

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On arrival at the trawler, the lifeboat crew transferred the casualty to the lifeboat where his injury was treated and then proceeded to Burtonport where an ambulance was waiting to transfer him to Letterkenny University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Arranmore RNLI Coxswain Jimmy Early said: 'Sea conditions during the operation were good with a 2m swell and the transfer of the casualty from the trawler to the lifeboat went without a hitch due to the professionalism of the skipper of the trawler and of course the lifeboat crew.'
The lifeboat returned to base at 2 30pm.

Lifeboat crews undergo training in all aspects of lifesaving and boatmanship, tasks they undertake on a voluntary basis in order to achieve the best possible outcome in their role of saving lives at sea.

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