Hartlepool RNLI assist stroke victim on ship
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members were paged at 7.50am on Sunday 31st January by Humber Coastguard to assess a crewmember on a ship who had suffered a suspected stroke.
Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden said ‘A rapid response from the volunteer crew this morning meant we were alongside the vessel and administering casualty care to the ships crewmember within a matter of minutes
Once again the training we undertake paid off and the commitment from my crew turning out early on an icy morning was outstanding.
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