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Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Wednesday (4 December) following a report of an unconscious crew member on board a 30m fishing vessel.
Page Content: The vessel was 18.5 nautical
miles west south west of St Ann’s Head.  An RAF rescue helicopter had also been
alerted.

 

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.32 am and
reached the fishing vessel at 11.09am.
The RAF Helicopter Rescue 169 was
already in attendance and the lifeboat stood off the fishing vessel while the RAF
winchman was being lowered onto the trawler. A doctor, along with a stretcher,
was also lowered onto the vessel.
Assessments were made and it
was decided to airlift the casualty to Morrison Hospital. With the casualty
safely airlifted, the lifeboat was stood down at 11.55am.
The lifeboat returned to her
slipway, but was unable to recover due to the insufficient water at the bottom
of the slip. The lifeboat then headed for Milford to moor alongside the outer pontoon
and returned to her Angle station at 2.48pm, after over 4 hours at sea.
Note to editors:
The picture shows
the operation in progress to airlift the unconscious crew member from the
fishing vessel to the RAF rescue helicopter.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI
media contacts

 

For
more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press
Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager
(Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email:
danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789
Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Wednesday (4 December) following a report of an unconscious crew member on board a 30m fishing vessel.
Page Content: The vessel was 18.5 nautical miles west south west of St Ann’s Head.  An RAF rescue helicopter had also been alerted.
 
The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.32 am and reached the fishing vessel at 11.09am.

The RAF Helicopter Rescue 169 was already in attendance and the lifeboat stood off the fishing vessel while the RAF winchman was being lowered onto the trawler. A doctor, along with a stretcher, was also lowered onto the vessel.

Assessments were made and it was decided to airlift the casualty to Morrison Hospital. With the casualty safely airlifted, the lifeboat was stood down at 11.55am.

The lifeboat returned to her slipway, but was unable to recover due to the insufficient water at the bottom of the slip. The lifeboat then headed for Milford to moor alongside the outer pontoon and returned to her Angle station at 2.48pm, after over 4 hours at sea.

Note to editors:

The picture shows the operation in progress to airlift the unconscious crew member from the fishing vessel to the RAF rescue helicopter.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts

 

For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789