Crosshaven RNLI rescue casualty cut off by tide at White Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI rescued a person cut off by the tide yesterday evening (Tuesday 11 October).

Crosshaven RNLI


Crosshaven RNLI
Pagers were activated for the volunteer crew at 6.25pm following a request to attend a person cut off by the tide at White Bay. The high tide
was fast approaching and the casualty was soaked by the incoming waves.

The inshore lifeboat under the command of Alan Venner, with Claire Morgan, Jonny Bermingham and James Fegan onboard launched and arrived on scene shortly before dusk.

In what was a challenging rescue, the crew had to anchor the lifeboat and veer down into a a rock strewn gulley whilst being buffeted by 3-4ft waves.

Jonny Bermingham and Alan Venner went ashore to help the very cold patient onto the lifeboat. As the casualty was showing signs of hypothermia, an ambulance met the lifeboat at the station and the casualty was handed into the care of the National Ambulance Service.

Guileen Coast Guard unit were also tasked and provided much needed illumination of the area from the cliff tops. Lifeboat Medical Adviser, Dr John Murphy also attended to the casualty at the station.

Shore Crew for the call out were Jon Meany, Jakub Bednarsky, Aisling Ryan, Jen Grey and Deputy Launching Authority Hugh Tully.


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