Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteers assist in caring for woman in fall incident
Volunteer crew at Walton and Frinton RNLI were asked to assist Essex Police officers in caring for a woman who had suffered injuries in a fall.
The lady was in some pain and in a potentially dangerous position on the highway and the decision was taken to request the assistance of the RNLI crew.
Two crew members, qualified in casualty care, attended with a stretcher and pain relief equipment and kept the woman as comfortable as possible until the ambulance arrived.
Speaking afterwards RNLI crew member Richard Wyatt commented: ‘We were glad to put our training and resources to good use making the lady as comfortable as possible at a time when there is extra pressure on the ambulance service.’
‘We were also very grateful for the assistance offered by members of the public, including an off-duty theatre nurse, who stopped to help. It was a great show of teamwork and a credit to our community.’
RNLI volunteer Simon Berry who also assisted at the scene said: ‘Although we are trained for casualty care at sea we were happy to be able to help this lady in her hour of need.’
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk
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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.