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Byline: Volunteer crewmen from the RNLI’s Barrow station today attended a man reported to be suffering a head injury on the Ormonde windfarm off Walney Island, Near Barrow.
Page Content: Liverpool Coastguard requested lifeboat assistance at 11-24pm on Tuesday 8th July 2014, following receipt of a radio message from a windfarm construction barge in the Irish Sea, moored in the ‘Ormonde field’, six miles west of Barrow. The message stated that a worker had suffered a head injury and that he required immediate evacuation to hospital.

The lifeboat crew were paged at 11-26pm and the relief Tamar class lifeboat ‘Frank and Anne Wilkinson’ was launched at 11-35pm with six crew aboard under the command of Barrow Coxswain Shaun Charnley. The lifeboat made good progress to the scene where it was found that the crew of the wind farm barge had managed to crane lift the casualty onto the wind farm support vessel ‘Attender’.

The lifeboat crew then plotted the shortest and fastest course for the vessels to take on route to Barrow Docks where NWAS paramedics, the Furness Coastguard team and Rescue helicopter 122 from RAF Valley were waiting to assist. After assessment and treatment by the paramedics the helicopter crew then flew the casualty to the Preston Royal Hospital for treatment.

Barrow lifeboat was back on station and made ready for the next emergency by
2-10am.

Byline: Volunteer crewmen from the RNLI’s Barrow station today attended a man reported to be suffering a head injury on the Ormonde windfarm off Walney Island, Near Barrow.
Page Content: Liverpool Coastguard requested lifeboat assistance at 11-24pm on Tuesday 8th July 2014, following receipt of a radio message from a windfarm construction barge in the Irish Sea, moored in the ‘Ormonde field’, six miles west of Barrow. The message stated that a worker had suffered a head injury and that he required immediate evacuation to hospital.

The lifeboat crew were paged at 11-26pm and the relief Tamar class lifeboat ‘Frank and Anne Wilkinson’ was launched at 11-35pm with six crew aboard under the command of Barrow Coxswain Shaun Charnley. The lifeboat made good progress to the scene where it was found that the crew of the wind farm barge had managed to crane lift the casualty onto the wind farm support vessel ‘Attender’.

The lifeboat crew then plotted the shortest and fastest course for the vessels to take on route to Barrow Docks where NWAS paramedics, the Furness Coastguard team and Rescue helicopter 122 from RAF Valley were waiting to assist. After assessment and treatment by the paramedics the helicopter crew then flew the casualty to the Preston Royal Hospital for treatment.

Barrow lifeboat was back on station and made ready for the next emergency by
2-10am.