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Man Bitten by Shark Medevac by RNLI Crosshaven

1st September 2018
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A Belfast man sustained a serious lower arm injury this evening after being bitten by a Blue Shark whilst angling.

Crosshaven RNLI Volunteers received the information at 6 pm this evening and launched immediately.

The Deep Sea Angling boat “ Deora De” steamed towards Crosshaven from about 8 miles offshore and rendezvoused with the Crosshaven lifeboat about 4 miles South of Roches Point. The Casualty had been given immediate first aid by the crew of the angling boat before being transferred to the lifeboat where further casualty care was given on board.
The lifeboat was met at Crosshaven by a NAS Paramedic crew who transported the casualty to University hospital.

RNLI helm on this service was James Fegan with Jenna O’Shea, Derek Moynan and Vincent Fleming, Shore Crew, Kevin McCarthy, Robbie O’Riordan, Peter Lane and Hugh Mockler.

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