Kyle lifeboat called out to a 77 year old kayaker with a suspected broken hip
Kyle lifeboat launched at 1:00pm today after the kayaker fell and suffered a suspected broken hip on Guillamon Island off Broadford Bay
The kayaker was part of a group who were exploring the area and decided to go ashore on the island. The woman was climbing out of her kayak when she slipped and fell, injuring her hip badly.
The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1:15pm and put 2 crew members ashore to give first aid. The crew assessed the casualty’s condition before making her as comfortable as possible. She was then transferred onto a stretcher and carried to the lifeboat. The lifeboat made its way to Broadford where an ambulance was waiting to transport her to hospital. The casualty was handed over to The Scottish Ambulance Service at 2:30pm and the lifeboat returned to Kyle.
The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 3:00pm
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· For further information on the casualty, please contact the UK Coastguard
· Please credit the pictures to Kyle RNLI
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