Aran Islands RNLI carry out medical evacuation of man with fractured arm

The volunteer crew of the all-weather lifeboat were asked to launch by the Irish Coast Guard at 4.15pm Sunday afternoon.

Aran Islands RNLI (credit: Nicholas Leach)

A man with a suspected fractured arm on Inis Mór needed further medical attention.

The all weather Severn lifeboat David Kirkaldy #17-06 launched under Coxswain John O’Donnell and a full crew.

Weather conditions at the time of launching were moderate with a west north west force 5 wind and 1.5m sea swell.

With the patient safely aboard and under the supervision of the volunteer crew members the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal harbour and the awaiting Ambulance.

Speaking after the call out Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said ‘ Time can make all the difference to the patient and our volunteer crew train regularly to maintain their quick response time, we would like to wish the patient a speedy recovery ‘

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