Arranmore RNLI responds to six calls for medical evacuations
Arranmore RNLI volunteer crew responded to six call outs for assistance to evacuate patients in need of medical attention from the island in recent weeks, from 2 to 17 July.
Patients are brought to Burtonport on the lifeboat and transferred to a waiting ambulance to complete the journey to Letterkenny University Hospital.
Crew member Jamie Neeson who joined the volunteer crew in December last year said ‘This is my 22nd call out since joining the crew and I’m learning something new with every call. Wishing a speedy recovery to all the people we brought to Burtonport.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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