Everyday Heroes | Waterford Coast Guard fly sick child to UK for transplant

The Waterford Coast Guard flew a 6-year-old girl in need of a liver transplant to the UK last night.

Waterford Coast Guard helicopter R117 carried out the time-sensitive mission on Wednesday bringing the child and her mother from Kerry to London for the lifesaving transplant.

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Waterford Coast Guard Flight path from Kerry to London

The Maine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin expedited the mission yesterday working with the National Aeromedical Coordination Centre. The 6-year-old and her mother arrived safely in London yesterday evening and the Waterford Coast Guard crew arrived back after the successful mission this morning at 4am.

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