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Byline: Bangor RNLI launched at 4pm on Friday (12 July) to assist with the medical evacuation of an unconscious sailor from a 26ft yacht.
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Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated volunteer crew had launched their inshore lifeboat and quickly located the yacht in Ballyholme Bay which is on the southern shores of Belfast Lough.

When the Mayday had been first broadcast crews from other vessels in the vicinity had quickly responded.   They had been able to come alongside the yacht and had administered first aid to the injured sailor.

Once medically stabilised the sailor was taken onboard Bangor lifeboat.

Fine weather conditions allowed the lifeboat to proceed at full speed back to Bangor were the injured sailor was transferred into the care of waiting paramedics.

Dr Dobie, a volunteer crewman onboard the lifeboat praised the actions of all crews involved: ‘When the call for help went out we are pleased that crews from other vessels close by had quickly responded and provided vital medical assistance. They did a fantastic job, by the time we arrived the gentleman was conscious. We all wish him a full and speedy recovery’.

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RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Kevin Baird, Bangor RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at kevin_baird@rnli.org.uk (Telephone 075 25 323215) or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer at Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk (Telephone: 00 353 87 648 3547) or Niamh Stephenson Media Relations Manager Ireland at nstephenson@rnli.org.uk (Telephone 00353871254124) or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Byline: Bangor RNLI launched at 4pm on Friday (12 July) to assist with the medical evacuation of an unconscious sailor from a 26ft yacht.
Page Content:

Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated volunteer crew had launched their inshore lifeboat and quickly located the yacht in Ballyholme Bay which is on the southern shores of Belfast Lough.

When the Mayday had been first broadcast crews from other vessels in the vicinity had quickly responded.   They had been able to come alongside the yacht and had administered first aid to the injured sailor.

Once medically stabilised the sailor was taken onboard Bangor lifeboat.

Fine weather conditions allowed the lifeboat to proceed at full speed back to Bangor were the injured sailor was transferred into the care of waiting paramedics.

Dr Dobie, a volunteer crewman onboard the lifeboat praised the actions of all crews involved: ‘When the call for help went out we are pleased that crews from other vessels close by had quickly responded and provided vital medical assistance. They did a fantastic job, by the time we arrived the gentleman was conscious. We all wish him a full and speedy recovery'.

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Notes to editors

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Kevin Baird, Bangor RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at kevin_baird@rnli.org.uk (Telephone 075 25 323215) or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer at Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk (Telephone: 00 353 87 648 3547) or Niamh Stephenson Media Relations Manager Ireland at nstephenson@rnli.org.uk (Telephone 00353871254124) or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789