Dun Laoghaire RNLI assist injured angler near Sorrento Point
Dun Laoghaire RNLI launched on Saturday (15 August) at the request of the Irish Coast Guard to assist an angler who had fallen on rocks
At 8.25am the inshore lifeboat was launched by a volunteer crew of three to reports of a person who had suffered a serious leg injury after falling on rocks near Sorrento Point.
Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard unit and the National Ambulance service were on scene when the lifeboat arrived. Due to the dangers involved in removing the casualty via land, a collective effort was made to medically treat and stabilise the male, who was then successfully transferred on to the lifeboat.
The casualty who was in good spirits was taken by sea to an awaiting ambulance crew at Bullock Harbour.
Weather conditions at the time were described as calm with a light wind with very restricted visibility due to fog.Speaking following the call out, Liam Mullan, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘The outcome of this incident could have been a lot worse and we would like to wish the person involved a speedy recovery, the right thing was done by calling the Irish Coast Guard and asking for help. It is important that shore anglers remember that should they get into difficulty or see someone getting into difficulty to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Irish Coast Guard.’
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.