#rnli – Volunteer lifeboat crews received a urgent request from Belfast Coastguard on Thursday to launch Bangor and Donaghadee lifeboats and give vital medical assistance to a women who had fallen on the Copeland Island.
Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, crews had launched both Lifeboats and were proceeding at full speed towards the big Copeland Island which lies to the north of Donaghadee.
Upon arrival volunteer crew found a woman in her 30's with a serious head injury.
RNLI crewman Dr Iain Dobbie along with fellow crew quickly administered first aid.
Once medically stabilised the woman was placed in a basket stretcher and carried over the rocks to Bangor Lifeboat.
With fine weather conditions and Dr Dobbie onboard, the Lifeboat proceeded back to Bangor were the women was transferred into the care of waiting paramedics.
Dr Dobbie, a volunteer crewman onboard RNLI Bangor Lifeboat praised the actions of both crews. He said 'The dedication and commitment of Donaghadee and Bangor crews is evident in the professional manner in which they worked together in providing medical assistance to this injured lady ' He added 'We all wish her a full and speedy recovery'