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Joint Exercise with Junior Doctors from The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Lifeboats News Release

RNLB Rose launched on exercise on Monday 16th May to work alongside 20 doctors and 4 emergency medicine consultants from Treliske Hospital in Truro.

Geoff Squibb

The lifeboat proceeded to Coverack and were met there by the doctors who were on kayaks ready to take part in an on the water training exercise. Scenarios included drowning, hypothermia and moving casualties with potential spinal injuries.

Our thanks to Dr Lucy Obolensky for inviting to us to take part in this medical exercise today. Dr Obolensky is also the lifeboat station doctor working with our colleagues at Rock Lifeboat Station which is situated on the coast of North Cornwall.

Geoff Squibb

Geoff Squibb

Geoff Squibb

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