Tobermory RNLI in multi-agency operation to evacuate injured fish farm worker
Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew took part in a multi-agency operation to evacuate an injured man from a local fish farm on the morning of 5 February 2020.
Having stabilised the injured man, the lifeboat returned to Tobermory where the crew were met by other members of the local Coastguard team and Police Scotland. The casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance before being taken to Tobermory golf course for a further transfer to the air ambulance, Helimed 5, which then flew the man to Glasgow for hospital treatment.
Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dr Sam Jones said: 'This was another great example of multi-agency working between the emergency services in our local community and beyond. We'd like to thank all those at the fish farm who gave immediate first aid on scene and all of us at the station wish the injured man a very speedy recovery'.
This was also the first shout for one of Tobermory RNLI's newest recruits, Jenny Hampson, a project manager for the Tobermory Harbour Association.
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