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Aran Islands RNLI responds to medical evacuation from Inis Mór

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Aran Islands RNLI responded to a medical evacuation request from Inis Mór yesterday (Tuesday 5 September).

Aran Islands RNLI

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Aran Islands RNLI

A person on Inis Mór was in need of further medical attention.

The patient was transferred safely aboard the lifeboat under the supervision of the volunteer crew at the pontoon at Kilronan Harbour and the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal Harbour.

The lifeboat launched under Coxwain Aonghus Ó HIarnáin and a full crew.

Conditions at the time of launching were fair with a force 4 north easterly wind blowing and slight seas.

Aran Islands RNLI crew on today's call out were Coxswain Aonghus Ó HIarnáin Coxswain, mechanic Mairtín Eoin Coyne and crew Áine Ní Fhlaithearta, Alan O'Flynn and Caelan Cullen Quinn.


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