Baltimore RNLI carry out medical evacuation from Cape Clear

Baltimore RNLI carry out medical evacuation from Cape Clear
The RNLI Baltimore crew carried out the medical evacuation from Cape Clear island today.

Baltimore RNLI carried out a medical evacuation earlier today from Cape Clear Island.

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 11.07am, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to provide medical assistance and evacuation to a man on Cape Clear Island.

The Baltimore all-weather lifeboat arrived at North Harbour in Cape Clear at 11.27am. The casualty was brought onboard and the lifeboat departed the island at 11.30am. 

The lifeboat returned to the station in Baltimore and handed the casualty over to the care of the HSE Ambulance crew at 11.56am.

There were six volunteer crew onboard the lifeboat, Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell and crew members Kieran Collins, Jerry Smith, David Ryan and Aidan Bushe. Sean McCarthy provided assistance at the lifeboat house in Baltimore. Conditions at sea during the call out were calm with an easterly force 3-4 wind, no sea swell and very good visibility.

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 and ask for the Coast Guard. We wish the casualty a full recovery."

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