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Fowey lifeboat called to assist with BBQ injury

Lifeboats News Release

On May 28 the coastguard requested that Fowey launch their lifeboat for a medical evacuation at Lantic bay beach. The volunteer crew launched their D class inshore lifeboat at 5.35pm.

A 27 year old woman had stepped on a BBQ on the beach, causing burns to her foot. The Polruan coastguard rescue team had been in attendance and had given first aid, but due to the steep climb out of Lantic bay they were unable to recover the casualty. The D class was launched with two casualty care crew on board and arrived on scene at 5.44pm.

The lifeboat took the casualty to Polruan quay, and transferred her back to the waiting coastguard team, who then helped to get her to A&E.

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