Late-night-rescue-of-lone-yachtswoman

Byline: A single handed sailor calls for help after chest pains.
Page Content: The Plymouth RNLI were called out last night (26.09.14) to a position some two nautical miles south west of the Edison Lighthouse. A single handed yachts woman sailing an 8.3 metre sailing yacht was reported to be suffering potentially serious medical problems. After a consultation via radio with on-shore medical personnel a decision was taken to launch the lifeboat.
At 8.30 p.m. the pagers of the volunteer crew sounded the alert and then shortly after the all-weather lifeboat Sybil Mullen Glover put to sea.
 
Upon arriving on scene the sailing yacht was found to be in disorder with loose sails flapping and a rope caught around the propeller. Two Rnli personnel crew were immediately put aboard the boat and there found below in the saloon a woman who was clearly in medical distress. The decision was then quickly made to transfer the casualty to the lifeboat in order that she could be cared for and receive first aid.

Leaving two of it’s crew on the casualty’s’ boat, the Plymouth lifeboat then made a dash for it’s berth at Millbay marina and a waiting ambulance.

Note to Editors
For local information Barry Perrins  Plymouth lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer  07790033796  or barryperrins@yahoo.com    

Byline: A single handed sailor calls for help after chest pains.
Page Content: The Plymouth RNLI were called out last night (26.09.14) to a position some two nautical miles south west of the Edison Lighthouse. A single handed yachts woman sailing an 8.3 metre sailing yacht was reported to be suffering potentially serious medical problems. After a consultation via radio with on-shore medical personnel a decision was taken to launch the lifeboat.
At 8.30 p.m. the pagers of the volunteer crew sounded the alert and then shortly after the all-weather lifeboat Sybil Mullen Glover put to sea.
 
Upon arriving on scene the sailing yacht was found to be in disorder with loose sails flapping and a rope caught around the propeller. Two Rnli personnel crew were immediately put aboard the boat and there found below in the saloon a woman who was clearly in medical distress. The decision was then quickly made to transfer the casualty to the lifeboat in order that she could be cared for and receive first aid.

Leaving two of it's crew on the casualty’s' boat, the Plymouth lifeboat then made a dash for it's berth at Millbay marina and a waiting ambulance.

Note to Editors
For local information Barry Perrins  Plymouth lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer  07790033796  or barryperrins@yahoo.com