Tobermory lifeboat called for medical assistance of young girl on a tourist boat of the Island of Lunga
The volunteer crew of the Tobermory lifeboat Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay were launched on 29 July 2016 at 2pm, in response to a request for medical assistance form a tour boat of the island of Lunga.
Just after 2pm on Friday 29 July 16, the volunteer crew of the Tobermory lifeboat launched heading for the island of Lunga part of the Treshnish Isles to the west of mull. It was reported that a young girl on a day trip to Lunga, was in need of medical assistance with a suspected dislocated elbow.
The skipper of the tour boat had passed all the required information to the coastguard in a prompt and detailed manner, resulting in the crew being fully briefed of the type of injury and the relevant information on the casualty.
On arrival with the tour boat of Lunga, the Tobermory lifeboat came along side and the casualty was transferred. At this point the crew assessed the casualty and administered first aid whilst making best speed back to Tobermory.
On arrival back in Tobermory harbour the casualty was handed over to the local ambulance service and taken to Craignure hospital.
The Tobermory lifeboat returned to the berth and was made ready for service at 4.20pm
Coxswain: David McHaffie, Mechanic: Paul ‘Gunny’ Gunn, Crew: Leanne Blair, Creon Carmichael, Simon Waller, Mark Whitaker.
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