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Aran Islands RNLI Lifeboat Carries out Medical Evacuation of Boy to Rossaveal

31st July 2019
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Aran Islands RNLI Lifeboat Aran Islands RNLI Lifeboat Photo: RNLI

Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of a young boy yesterday evening who required medical evacuation.

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their lifeboat at 9.16pm by the Irish Coast Guard following a report that a young boy on Inis Mór needed medical attention.

The all-weather Severn class lifeboat David Kirkaldy immediately launched under Coxswain John O'Donnell and a full crew.

Weather conditions at the time of launching were good with calm seas.

On scene the crew safely transferred the boy aboard the lifeboat and under the supervision of the volunteer crew members, the lifeboat headed straight for Rossaveal Harbour.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell said: ‘Time can make all the difference in any medical evacuation, our volunteer crew members train regularly to maintain their quick response time. We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.’

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