Tenby lifeboat assists in evacuation of sailor with head injury.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5:48pm on Sunday 7th June following a report from the 52m sail training vessel Lord Nelson that a 62yr old had gone over on his ankle, suffering a laceration to the back of his head approx. 10 miles south of Caldey Island. The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel.
Whilst the lifeboat was en route, the casualty began slipping in and out of consciousness so it was decided by Milford Haven Coastguard that an RAF Seaking rescue helicopter would be the best option for evacuating him. Once alongside the Lord Nelson, 3 RNLI crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat. The helicopter was soon on scene and winched the casualty up and transferred him to Morriston hospital.
The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 7:26pm
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