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Wicklow RNLI paged to multi agency incident at Wicklow Harbour

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 2:00 AM

The Inshore Lifeboat crew were alerted by pager following a Coast Guard launch request shortly after 3:10pm on Sunday afternoon (13 May), to assist in the medical evacuation of an injured sailor.


Wicklow ILB. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


The sailor was being treated on a yacht by First responders and HSC Paramedics at the East pier after he sustained injuries while sailing in Wicklow bay.


The lifeboat was requested to launch in case the casualty was seriously injured and needed to be evacuated from the yacht to a more suitable location, where he could be transferred to an Ambulance.


The lifeboat with Helm Alan Goucher, and two crew was about to launch when Lifeboat Operations Manager Des Davitt was made aware that the casualty was assisted up a ladder onto the pier after being treated by paramedics and no further assistance was required.


The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to station.


The crew on the callout were Helm Alan Goucher , Terry Sillery and Paul Sillery.

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