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Crosshaven RNLI assist injured fisherman

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 2:40pm

Story by Kieran O'Mahony
Crosshaven RNLI assist injured fisherman

Crosshaven RNLI

THE crew of the Crosshaven Lifeboat, the 'John and Janet' went to the aid of an injured fisherman this morning.

They were paged at 10.27am to go to the aid of a 10m fishing vessel with an injured crewman on board. The lifeboat with Aidan O'Connor in command met with the incoming casuality boat off Graball Bay some 12 minutes later.Two of the crew transferred to the fishing boat to administer casualty care to the injured crewman who was in severe pain from a suspected broken arm and a head injury.

As it was deemed too dangerous due to weather conditions and too painful for the casualty to be transferred back to the lifeboat, the fishing vessel continued to Crosshaven under escort before the injured man was handed into the care of paramedics for transfer to hospital.

Crosshaven RNLI Deputy Launch Authority, Hugh Mokler said, 'The volunteer crew responded quickly and made the casualty, who was in a great deal of pain as comfortable as possible until they were able to hand over to the Ambulance service. Today, it can be said, their casualty care training made a difference.'

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