Aran Islands RNLI comes to the aid of cyclist after fall

Lifeboats News Release

Aran Islands RNLI’s volunteer crew came to the aid of a cyclist who fell off his bike today (Monday 19 July).

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Aran Islands RNLI

The crew were asked to launch their all-weather Severn class lifeboat at 12.19pm. A male visitor to the island for the day was in need of further medical attention after falling off his bicycle.

The patient was transferred safely aboard the lifeboat by both the local fire service and the lifeboat crew at the pontoon at Kilronan Harbour

The lifeboat launched under Coxswain John O'Donnell and a full crew and headed straight for Rossaveal Harbour and the waiting ambulance.

Conditions at the time of launching were good, with calm seas, a light southwest breeze and clear visibility.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell said:

‘The crew responded without delay and we got the patient on his way to the care needed. We would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

‘As the good weather continues, we advise all beach and sea goers to adhere to all safety advice. Never swim alone and if going out to sea, wear a lifejacket and always let someone know when you are due back.

If you get into difficulty or see someone in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’

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