Aran Islands RNLI carries out medical evacuation to transport boy to Rossaveal

Lifeboats News Release

Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of a young boy yesterday evening (Tuesday 30 July) who required a medical evacuation.

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Aran Islands RNLI

The volunteer crew were requested to launch the lifeboat at 9.16pm by the Irish Coast Guard following a report that a young boy on Inis Mór needed medical attention.

The all-weather Severn class lifeboat David Kirkaldy immediately launched under Coxswain John O'Donnell and a full crew.

Weather conditions at the time of launching were good with calm seas.

On scene the crew safely transferred the boy aboard the lifeboat and under the supervision of the volunteer crew members, the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal Harbour.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell said: ‘Time can make all the difference in any medical evacuation, our volunteer crew members train regularly to maintain their quick response time. We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.’

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