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Newquay RNLI Volunteers assist casualty with dislocated shoulder

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay RNLI volunteers received a further two shouts on Saturday 22 April following two shouts earlier in the week.

Newquay's Atlantic 85 - library image

RNLI/Ann-Marie Dale

Newquay's Atlantic 85 - library image
A pager alert was received at 4.52pm and the volunteer crew were tasked to assist a casualty who had sustained a dislocated shoulder while coasteering in the Gazzle.

Both of the charity's inshore lifeboats were launched with a paramedic crew member onboard Newquay's Atlantic 85.

The D class lifeboat stood by while the casualty was transferred onto the Atlantic 85 and then both lifeboats returned to Newquay harbour where an on duty paramedic was awaiting to administer pain relief and further advice.

Shout four came in at 8.21pm and was quickly answered by three firefighters!

Fortunately there was no fire but a speedboat which had come loose from its mooring and was in danger of causing a hazard in the river Gannel.

The charity's D class lifeboat was launched by the firefighting crew who all volunteer their spare time to serve in Newquay's RNLI lifeboats. The volunteers secured the speedboat back on to a mooring line and returned to the lifeboat station around 8.30pm where the D class was made ready for service.

Newquay RNLI Lifeboats has a high number of volunteers who serve as lifesavers in their day jobs including paramedics, firefighters, medical technicians and even a coastguard winch paramedic, this week alone saw six of those lifesavers in action over the four shouts.

Newquay is a very lucky station indeed!

In any coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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