Youghal RNLI carry out medical evacuation from rocks below lighthouse

The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI launched Monday 10th August at 5.07pm to assist a lady who had slipped and injured her ankle on the rocks below the lighthouse in Youghal harbour.

Youghal RNLI carry out medical evacuation (Credit Nicholas Leech)

In perfect sea conditions and on a falling tide the lifeboat arrived to the casualty three minutes after launch. Two crew members went ashore with a stretcher to assist the fire brigade and Coast Guard who were already at the scene. Following the Government and RNLI guidelines concerning Covid-19, the casualty was placed onto the stretcher and transferred to the lifeboat. She was then taken to Youghal lifeboat station where an ambulance was waiting to take her to Cork University Hospital.

Speaking after the call out, Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Mark Nolan said: ‘We would like to wish today’s casualty a speedy recovery. It can be very easy to fall and slip whilst out walking, be wary of all edges around the sea and water, and always take a means of calling for help with you.’

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