Baltimore RNLI called to assist injured woman on island off Cork coast

Baltimore RNLI called to assist injured woman on island off Cork coast

Baltimore RNLI. Pic Credit: Anne Minehane.

Baltimore RNLI were called out to provide assistance to an injured woman late last night.

Following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to provide medical assistance and evacuation to a female who had sustained an injury to her arm, the volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 11.39pm.

They headed for Sherkin Island off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork along with two HSE paramedics. Ona arrival at Sherkin Island pier at 11.47pm the voluntary lifeboat crew brought the casualty onboard the lifeboat. 

After an initial assessment was carried out by the HSE paramedics, a lifeboat crew member assisted in the administration of casualty care and the casualty was able to return home. 

The lifeboat then departed Sherkin and arrived to the station in Baltimore at around twenty past midnight.

There were five volunteer crew onboard the lifeboat, Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Micheal Cottrell and crew members Ronnie Carthy, Sean McCarthy and David Ryan, along with two paramedics from the HSE. 

Speaking following the call out, Kate Callanan, Baltimore RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: "If you find yourself in need of medical assistance whilst on an island call 999 or 112."

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