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Crosshaven RNLI assists ambulance and fire service extract patient

Lifeboats News Release

This afternoon (Sunday 15 January) at 3.35pm, Crosshaven RNLI volunteers were requested to launch and assist the National Ambulance Service and Cobh Fire Brigade to extract a casualty at Cobh.


Crosshaven RNLI
A man had fallen on cliffs east of the pilot station at Cobh and suffered a leg injury. National Ambulance Service paramedics and fire service personnel were able to access and treat the casualty, but were unable to extract the patient.

The lifeboat was able to be beached and took onboard the stretchered patient along with two paramedics for continuation of care and transferred them to Kennedy Quay, where once again the fire service assisted in extracting the casualty to the ambulance.

The call out was a good example of good inter-agency co-operation by the National Ambulance Service, Fire Service and the pilot launch.

The lifeboat returned to station and was refuelled, washed down and declared ready for service at 5.10pm.

Crew on the call out were Ian Venner, Alan Venner, James Fegan and Caoimhe Foster. Shore crew included Kline Penefather, Conor Barry, Jeff Lacerda, Jennifer Grey, Jonny Bermingham and Kevin Mccarthy.


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