Lymington RNLI assist with a medical emergency.
On 1 July at 11.58am, Lymington RNLI launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat B-882 David Bradley at the request of the Solent Coastguard.
The lifeboat was requested to support the Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) and the Ambulance crew, who were helping a lady who had injured herself near Barton-on-Sea golf course.
The weather conditions were good and the lifeboat reached the location within 13 minutes under the helm of Greg Pachany. On arrival, the lifeboat dropped two crew members ashore with a stretcher, as the casualty needed to be evacuated to hospital via the lifeboat.
The casualty was placed onto the stretcher and was carefully guided down the cliff onto the beach and then onto the lifeboat. One of the paramedics came onto the lifeboat to support the casualty during transit to the Lymington harbour.
The lifeboat arrived back at the station at 1.21pm and the casualty was transferred into the waiting ambulance. The lifeboat was prepared and ready for service again at 1.55pm.
The Helm Greg Pachany said, ‘It was great to see the ambulance and rescues teams working so closely together in a difficult situation. If you do see anyone in trouble always dial 999.’
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