Medical Evacuation from Sherkin Island during storm Christine

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Published on: January 6, 2014

Photo courtesy Youen Jacob

Whilst most of the country was taking refuge from storm force winds today the crew of Baltimore Lifeboat were called upon to assist in a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island.

The call for assistance came at 12:23 today when an elderly adult male suffered a badly broken leg.

The all weather lifeboat is designed for severe weather conditions and safely made its way across Baltimore harbour to the Island but considerable seamanship skills were required in the transfer of the stretchered casualty as a consequence of the large draw at Sherkin Pier.

Prior to transfer the man had received medical attention and been strapped to a stretcher immobilising the injured leg.

Coxswain Kieran Cotter brought the injured man ashore at the new RNLI compound at Bull Point in Baltimore. The man was transferred to an ambulance for further medical attention.

All weather lifeboat crew
Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Aidan Bushe mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Jerry Smith Micheal Cottrell, Pat Collins and Tadgh Collins

Shore crew Tom Kelly, Ronnie Carthy Diarmuid Colins and Colin Whooley

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