RNLI St Ives assist a casualty with back Injury

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI St Ives help a casualty onboard a pleasure boat with a back injury.

RNLI/Russell Bush

RNLI St Ives Inshore Lifeboat

It was 1.02pm on 22 August 2022 when St Ives Lifeboat crew launched the Inshore Lifeboat on service.

With Jake Martin as Helm they quickly made their way to a pleasure boat in the harbour that had a person on board with a back injury. One of the volunteer crew was placed onboard to provide casualty care and made him comfortable and sat with him offering reassurance until the ambulance arrived.

Once the ambulance was on scene the casualty was transferred to the care of the ambulance team and they made their way to hospital.

The Inshore lifeboat was then brought back to the station where it was washed down and made ready for service.

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