Fowey lifeboat provides medical evacuation for yachtsman
On July 9 Fowey D-class lifeboat was launched by volunteer crew members Amelia Luck, Peter Parry and Kai A’Lee. at 5.55am.
They were called to assess and assist a 75 year old man on a motor yacht which was moored on a remote pontoon in Pont Creek in the River Fowey. On arrival at the scene casualty care crew members, Kai A’Lee and Amelia Luck assessed the casualty and confirmed the need for an ambulance to attend.
The Coastguard informed them that an ambulance had been requested, but it would be quicker to make their own way to hospital. The lifeboat crew provided a medical evacuation and took the casualty and his partner in the inshore lifeboat to Fowey Lifeboat Station. With no taxi available this early in the morning, Richard Jeffery, the stations volunteer Deputy Launch Authority volunteered to take the casualty and his partner by car to the local hospital's minor injuries unit, accompanied by one of the casualty care crew members. The casualty arrived at the minor injuries unit at 7.50am
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