Aran Islands RNLI carry out medical evacuation from Inis Mór

Aran Islands RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were asked to launch their all-weather Severn class lifeboat #17-06 David Kirkaldy at 8.15pm on Tuesday 23rd June, by the Irish Coast Guard.

Aran Islands RNLI (Credit: RNLI/Aran Islands)

An older man on Inis Mór, who was in a lot of discomfort required urgent medical attention.

With the assistance of the local Fire Brigade, the patient was transferred safely aboard the lifeboat and placed under the supervision of the volunteer lifeboat crew, following all strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.

With the patient safely aboard, the lifeboat launched under Coxswain John O’Donnell and a full crew.

Weather conditions at the time of launching were good, with a one metre sea swell and a light south west breeze.

Upon arrival at Rossaveal harbour, the patient was transferred safely aboard the ambulance.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said:

‘The volunteer crew didn’t hesitate to answer the call. We would like to wish the patient a speedy recovery. Heading into the summer months, please follow all safety advice, never swim alone, always tell someone where you are going and if you see someone else in trouble call 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.’

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