Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear

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Published on: July 20, 2013

The Baltimore RNLI all weather lifeboat was called to provide a medical evacuation today 20 July when a young boy on Cape Clear Island with a suspected appendicitis needed immediate medical attention. Coxwain Kieran Cotter and his crew received the call for assistance at 1:58 pm. The Tamar class lifeboat proceeded to North Harbour boarding the child and the island Public Health Nurse. They were brought to the RNLI station at Bull Point in Baltimore where an ambulance took the child in care. Meanwhile a yacht in danger of going aground on rocks at the Carthy Islands had made a call for assistance. The lifeboat was making its way to the yacht when it was stood down due to the efforts of Baltimore Harbour Master & Schull Community Rescue. The lifeboat returned to Baltimore Harbour at 3:30pm. On board were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Brian MacSweeney, Aidan Bushe, Pat Collins, Ronnie Carthy, Jim Griffiths and John O’Flynn.

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