Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteers assist in caring for woman in fall incident

Lifeboats News Release

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 incident on Monday 14 September took place only a short distance from the Lifeboat House, in Woodberry Way, Walton and Police were in attendance.

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.’

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