Sennen Cove RNLI l Lifeboat launches to assist injured fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

The Sennen Cove all-weather lifeboat City of London III launched at 10.20am on Friday 29 November, following reports from HM Coastguard Falmouth that a crew member on a 11 metre fishing vessel was injured, about one mile east of the Wolf Rock.

The HM Coastguard helicopter was also tasked to assist.

In moderate seas and winds, under the command of Coxswain Ollie George, the lifeboat arrived with the fishing vessel around 10.45 am. Two RNLI volunteer crew were transferred to the fishing boat to assess the injured fisherman and give casualty care. The casualty had sustained a head injury; he was conscious but confused.

A few minutes later HM Coastguard helicopter arrived on scene. Due to the restricted space on the fishing vessel’s deck, the Coastguard helicopter winched their paramedic, with a stretcher, down to the all-weather lifeboat. He was then transferred to the fishing vessel to assist the casualty.

The paramedic and RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew worked together to prepare the injured seaman for evacuation. He was then transferred to the City of London III and then winched to the Coastguard helicopter which took him to Treliske hospital in Truro for further treatment

The City of London III then returned to Sennen Cove at 12.10 pm

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Key facts about the RNLI

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.

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