Invergordon-Lifeboat-in-handy-location-at-Nairn-Sailing-Club-Open-Day

Byline: As the crowds gathered for the start of the Nairn Sailing Club Open Day, it ended in agony for one spectator, who suffered a broken wrist.
Page Content: With a
relay call from Moray Inshore Rescue to Aberdeen Coastguard requesting First
Aid and Entonox for a 82 year old woman who had been knocked to the ground by a
dog as she walked along the harbour area, landing on her wrist as she fell.

 

Crew
from Moray Inshore Rescue and 2 RNLI Crew from Kessock Lifeboat where already
on scene and made the casualty comfortable, but still in pain as Invergordon
Lifeboat still had about 1 mile to run before reaching the harbour in Nairn.

Volunteer
Crew Members Eddy Fowler and Michael MacDonald, made their way to scene once
the Trent Class Lifeboat ‘Douglas Aikman
Smith’ had berthed in the harbour, found the woman seated and cared for by
the volunteer crew around.

 

With an
Ambulance some distance away, and all other medical checks completed, Entonox
was given to relieve pain until she could be conveyed to hospital by Ambulance.

 

Invergordon
Lifeboat spokesperson Michael MacDonald said
“Volunteer lifeboat crew members often treat casualties in demanding and
stressful environments – from the deck of a lifeboat in a Force 9 gale, to
flooded homes, or incidents within their communities. So being equipped with
vital first aid skills goes a long way to ensuring they are ready for anything”

Byline: As the crowds gathered for the start of the Nairn Sailing Club Open Day, it ended in agony for one spectator, who suffered a broken wrist.
Page Content: With a relay call from Moray Inshore Rescue to Aberdeen Coastguard requesting First Aid and Entonox for a 82 year old woman who had been knocked to the ground by a dog as she walked along the harbour area, landing on her wrist as she fell.  

Crew from Moray Inshore Rescue and 2 RNLI Crew from Kessock Lifeboat where already on scene and made the casualty comfortable, but still in pain as Invergordon Lifeboat still had about 1 mile to run before reaching the harbour in Nairn.

Volunteer Crew Members Eddy Fowler and Michael MacDonald, made their way to scene once the Trent Class Lifeboat ‘Douglas Aikman Smith’ had berthed in the harbour, found the woman seated and cared for by the volunteer crew around.  

With an Ambulance some distance away, and all other medical checks completed, Entonox was given to relieve pain until she could be conveyed to hospital by Ambulance.  

Invergordon Lifeboat spokesperson Michael MacDonald said “Volunteer lifeboat crew members often treat casualties in demanding and stressful environments – from the deck of a lifeboat in a Force 9 gale, to flooded homes, or incidents within their communities. So being equipped with vital first aid skills goes a long way to ensuring they are ready for anything”