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Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat Assists Injured Sailor on Dismasted Yacht

24th November 2019
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Crosshaven RNLI volunteers were paged at 1.50 pm this afternoon to reports of a dismasted yacht with injuries off Fort Camden in Cork Harbour.

According to the RNLI, the 32’ yacht with five persons onboard was a participant in a race when they had a crash gybe which resulted in the yachts mast and sails 'collapsing' and one person sustaining a suspected neck injury.

The crew of James Fegan, Alan Venner Norman Jackson and Jonathan Birmingham made best speed to the casualty vessel.

On scene, Alan Venner gave casualty care to the injured person, before the lifeboat headed to Crosshaven with the casualty and handed her Into the care of the National Ambulance Service. Meanwhile, James Fegan stayed on board the casualty yacht and helped retrieve the sails and mast back onto the yacht before it was towed by a yacht club RIB back to the marina.

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