Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear Island

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Published on: July 19, 2015

Baltimore Lifeboat was launched at 11.38pm last night 11 July to convey a sick teenager from Cape Clear to Baltimore. The teen who was suffering from an appendicitis was transferred from the Island aboard ‘Alan Massey’ to Baltimore Lifeboat Station, from where an ambulance brought her to hospital in Cork. Equipment was cleaned and stored, and the lifeboat was ready for service again by 1.10am. The crew were Kieran Cotter, Pat Collins, Jerry Smith, Don O’ Donovan, Colin Whooley, Sean McCarthy and Mícheál Cottrell, shore helpers at the station were Brian McSweeney, Aidan Bushe and Youen Jacob.

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