Looe RNLI assist in a multi agency response to a person fallen onto rocks

Lifeboats News Release

The casualty was transferred to East Looe beach by lifeboat to be flown to hospital by the coastguard rescue helicopter

Looe RNLI volunteer preparing to launch the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith

RNLI/Polly Stock

Looe RNLI volunteer preparing to launch the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith

Yesterday evening at 6.08 pm our RNLI volunteer crew were paged to assist a person who had fallen onto rocks below Nailzee point

Within 8 minutes of the pager alert, the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith was on scene with crew Clive Palfrey, Matt Jaycock, Toby Bray and Victoria Thomas. The crew, one of whom is a Royal Navy nurse, and our station doctor who arrived on scene by foot, worked with paramedics and Looe coastguard team to stabilise the casualty. Meanwhile HM Coastguard helicopter Rescue 924 was landing on East Looe beach. The casualty was transferred by lifeboat to East Looe beach and handed into the care of the coastguard paramedics to be flown by helicopter to hospital

We are in contact with the casualty’s family, who have told us they will be forever grateful to our Looe RNLI crew and colleagues in the ambulance, coastguard and police teams that saved his life. All at Looe lifeboat station wish the casualty a speedy recovery

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Notes to editors

· At the request of the family we will not be releasing further information or pictures from this shout

Photos:

· Looe RNLI volunteer preparing to launch the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
Photo credit RNLI / Polly Stock

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

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For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

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