Crosshaven RNLI launch to two incidents back to back
There were two back to back call out this evening (4 August) for the volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI,
The crew of Warren Forbes, Norman Jackson, Claire Morgan and Derek Moynan made best speed to the area before conducting a sector search of the area. After a period searching with nothing found, the Coast Guard stood down the lifeboat to return to station. The call was deemed a false alarm with good intent.
Some 30 minutes after readying the lifeboat for service again, Valentia Coast Guard once again activated the pagers at 6.20pm to proceed to an angling boat with four adults and two children onboard in the Graball Bay area of The Sound.
An adult male on the vessel was having a medical episode. The lifeboat crew of Alan Venner, Jonny Bermingham and Claire Morgan were soon alongside. Claire transferred to the casualty vessel and administered casualty care whilst
both vessels proceeded to Crosshaven where the casualty was handed into the care of the National Ambulance Service.
Shore crew on these requests were, Hugh Mockler, Aidan O’Connor, Warren Forbes, Jon Meany, Jonny Bermingham and Deputy Launching Authority Michael McCann.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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