Baltimore RNLI called to third medical evacuation in 48 hours

Baltimore RNLI called to third medical evacuation in 48 hours

Baltimore RNLI.

Baltimore RNLI were called out to provide a medical evacuation yesterday - the third in as many days.

They were called to the latest incident at Sherkin Island off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork.

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 2.07pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to provide a medical evacuation (Medivac) to an injured female.

The lifeboat arrived at 2.20pm, following which the casualty was brought on board.

They departed the island and landed back to Baltimore Lifeboat Station at 2.45pm where the casualty was handed over to the care of the HSE ambulance crew.

There were five volunteer crew onboard the lifeboat, Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell and crew members Sean McCarthy, Aidan Bushe and Emma Lupton.

Speaking following the call out, Kate Callanan, Baltimore RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: "This is the third Medivac for Baltimore within a 48 hour period. 

"Previously there were two Medivacs to Cape Clear Island, the first on Saturday evening and the second on Sunday morning. If you find yourself in need of medical assistance whilst on an island, call 999 or 112."

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