Woman in CUH after suspected jellyfish sting on Sherkin

August 23rd, 2016 6:21 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Sherkin Island

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A WOMAN in her late 40s was taken to CUH this afternoon after suffering an asthma attack on Sherkin Island.

Baltimore RNLI received a call at 3.52pm to go to Sherkin Island to bring the woman onshore and it is understood the asthma attack was triggered by a suspected sting from a jellyfish on a beach on the island.

The woman, who is understood to have been on holidays and from the UK was bought back to Baltimore where a paramedic was waiting and amublance then arrived and took her to CUH.

This is the sixth call that Baltimore RNLI have dealt with in the past week and on Sunday they were also called to Sherkin Island after a child received serious injuried in an accident.

The lifeboat dropped a first aid team from the lifeboat crew to assist on scene, while the lifeboat returned to Baltimore to pick up an advance paramedic team of Mick Lynch and John Kearney and brought them to the island. A holidaying doctor also assisted at the scene. The casualty and paramedic teams were met at Baltimore Lifeboat station by a HSE ambulance and Dr Jason of West Cork Rapid Response on the lifeboats return from the island. 

The youngster was then transferred to hospital by HSE ambulance.

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