Crosshaven RNLI assist boat fire casualties

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI volunteers received a page from Valentia Coast Guard at 12.37 this afternoon to attend a boat fire and person in the water at a mooring near the Point Slipway.

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As the crew were assembling and making ready to launch, a Royal Cork Yacht club RIB arrived at the station with the casualty from the water who had serious burns.

The casualty care crew of Jenna O’Shea, Claire Morgan, Caoimhe Foster, Warren Forbes and James Fegan brought the casualty into the station and treated his injuries along with Crosshaven Coast Guard first responders.

Meanwhile the Yacht Club RIB had returned for a second casualty, who had minor burns and possible smoke inhalation and also brought him back to the station for medical aid.

Both casualties were transported to Cork University Hospital by two HSE ambulances.

The incident was attended by Crosshaven Fire Brigade, HSE Ambulance Service, Crosshaven Coast Guard, The Port of Cork, a private RIB and the Royal Cork Yacht Club safety RIB which acted immediately when they saw the incident, recovered the casualty from the water and brought him immediately to the lifeboat station for casualty care. Crosshaven RNLI praised the RIB crew for their efforts.

This incident was the fourth request for Crosshaven RNLI's lifeboat crew in two days.


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