Aran Islands RNLI responds to call out to assist woman on Inis Meain Island

Lifeboats News Release

Aran Islands RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew were asked to launch at 11.52am this morning (Sunday 14 July)

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Aran Islands RNLI

The all-weather Severn class lifeboat under Coxswain Tommy Dirrane with a full crew launched in good weather conditions with calm seas and headed straight for Inis Meain were the incident had occurred.

A lady had fallen and sustained a serious injury to her knee. Once along side the pier in Inis Meain, the casualty was stretched aboard and the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal harbour and the awaiting Ambulance.

Speaking after the call out Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain Tommy Dirrane said, 'Accidents can happen at any time and our crew are always ready and willing to help anyone.

We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery '

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