Aran Islands RNLI carry out medical evacuation of man with fractured arm
The volunteer crew of the all-weather lifeboat were asked to launch by the Irish Coast Guard at 4.15pm yesterday, (Sunday, 1 September).
A man with a suspected fractured arm on Inis Mór needed further medical attention.
The all weather Severn lifeboat David Kirkaldy #17-06 launched under Coxswain John O'Donnell and a full crew.
Weather conditions at the time of launching were moderate with a west north west force 5 wind and 1.5m sea swell.
With the patient safely aboard and under the supervision of the volunteer crew members the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal harbour and the awaiting Ambulance.
Speaking after the call out Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell said ' Time can make all the difference to the patient and our volunteer crew train regularly to maintain their quick response time, we would like to wish the patient a speedy recovery '
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.