Lifeboat tasked after 94 year old suffers suspected broken leg on Caldey Island . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 8.30pm on Saturday 26 September with two paramedics aboard after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that an elderly lady had fallen and required medical assistance.

The lifeboat was soon alongside Caldey and dropped off the 2 paramedics along with three RNLI volunteer crewmembers to assist them with the casualty. They were taken up to a house by car by some locals who were waiting on the jetty.

Once on scene, the paramedics assessed the casualty and suspected that the 94 year old had broken her femur. It was decided that the safest and most comfortable mode of getting her to hospital would be by air so RAF Rescue Helicopter  169 was requested. In the meantime, the casualty was made comfortable before being placed onto a stretcher and taken by car up to the landing pad at the Lighthouse.

As the paramedics and lifeboat crew were arriving at the lighthouse, the helicopter was landing. The casualty was taken straight aboard the helicopter, before being flown to Morrison Hospital in Swansea.

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