#rnli – Lifeboat crew at Kinsale RNLI saved a man this afternoon (Tuesday 3 July) following reports that a person was seen in difficulty in the water at Castlepark.
The lifeboat was launched at 4.30pm following a request from the Garda and the volunteer crew were on scene minutes later. On arrival they spotted a man in the water in difficulty and recovered him onto the inshore lifeboat.
The lifeboat proceeded back to the station where the Lifeboat Medical Advisor Dr. Padraig McGillicuddy administered first aid, which was followed by the presence of a first responder. The man was then transferred to Cork University Hospital by ambulance.
Commenting on the callout Kinsale RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager John O'Gorman said, "The lifeboat crew were on scene quickly and recovered the man from the water. Due to their training they were able to administer first aid immediately. He was extremely lucky that he was spotted in difficulty and that help was close by. He was cold and badly shaken by the incident. In those situations every second counts."
Lifeboat crew on the callout were helm Nicky Searls and crewmembers Richard McKinlay and Ian Fitzgerald.