Crosshaven RNLI launch to assist in medical evacuation off Spike Island
Shortly after 1.30pm yesterday (Thursday 8 August) Crosshaven RNLI's crew were summoned to a medical evacuation on Spike Island.
The volunteer crew of Aidan O’Connor, Aoife Dinan, Norman Jackson and Caoimhe Foster made best speed to the scene.
Lead casualty care crew member Aoife Dinan, performed casualty care on the casualty until the paramedics arrived after being brought over to the Island by the Port of Cork RIB, helmed by Kieran Coniry along with Crosshaven RNLI crew member Warren Forbes. The Irish Community Air Ambulance also landed on the Island along with Crosshaven Coast Guard.
Jon Mathers, Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'Very sadly, the male casualty who was a foreign visitor was declared deceased. Our sympathies are with the family of the deceased man, may he rest in peace.'
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.